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How to make your garden a key attraction in spring

With spring on its way, we’ve gathered some helpful tips and ideas to spruce up your garden.

There is no room for a dull outdoor space in the spring. We've curated a few tips to help you refresh your garden and make it an inviting space for friends and family to enjoy during the warmer months.

Spring Cleaning

Your garden may be looking a bit questionable after the winter months have hit. Begin your spring cleaning by ridding any weeds and dead plants that did not survive the cold weather conditions. This will make room for new plants and will give your garden a fresh start for the season. Adding in colourful flowers from your local garden centre that are already in bloom is a great way to give your garden it's life back after you've undergone the cleaning process. If your garden still needs some touching up, try edging your lawn by trimming any uneven sections that your lawnmower may have missed. This spring-cleaning process also doubles as a fun outdoor family activity!

spring cleaning

Unusual Arrangements

Rather than placing every plant in the ground, try adding an arrangement of potted plants. Succulents and other small plants are a great option as they tend to get hidden when placed with the big guys. Using an array of small pots to display these specimens will add uniqueness to your garden. Scatter them on your outdoor furniture or dedicate a table to your collection of small potted plants to create an unusual array of shapes and textures for your guests to admire.

unusual arrangements

Colourful Decor

The garden is definitely an area that you can get away with using vibrant colours with your decor. Bright pinks, yellows, blues, etc. will accent the natural hues from your garden's flowers. Place colourful pots throughout the area to add variety and uniqueness. Whether you want your garden to appear vintage and lived-in or brand new is up to you! Choose decor that matches what you like, and is cohesive to your home's decor.

colourful decor

Seating

Warmer weather means outdoor get-togethers. Make your garden an inviting communal area by adding seating options for everyone to enjoy. Do not be limited to choosing outdoor furniture sets to carry a consistent feel within your space. A garden is the perfect place to mix and match your furniture with different colours and textures. An outdoor sectional sofa is ideal for hosting family barbecues and will add a casual feel to the area. Or try adding a dining area for your family to enjoy meals together outside while the weather is nice. Adding seating options to your garden is a great way to transition your indoor activities to outside allowing you to maximize the warmer weather.

Spring cleaning - Winkworth blog

Lighting

Illuminate your outdoor space by adding light fixtures. A great way to add a warm atmosphere to your space that keeps the party going at night. Try weaving string lights through any trees or bushes that you may have to add light without a tough installation process. There are also several online DIYs for creative light fixtures using old mason jars or wine bottles that you might have laying around. Add lights to any paths, porches, and featured areas that you want to stand out at night. Lighting is also a great way to spruce up any dull areas throughout your garden where the decor is lacking.

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