Lifestyle: Garden Hacks For Spring

front garden
You may be wondering what the lovely, exciting photograph above is for. Well it’s my wonderful front garden of course! Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice when I say that? Don’t get me wrong – I don’t dislike my garden. I live in a town house which comes with a very small front and back garden, and I have to make the most of the little space I have. When I first moved into my house, both of them were horrendous. Completely run-down and unloved. I would say I’m actually pretty pleased with the neatness and order of my front garden, seeing as it sits right in front of my house for everyone to see before they start judging the appearance of my house. I guess that’s why I prioritised it…

paved front garden

However… it’s my back garden that is currently the issue. It’s on my list of things to tackle this Summer, so it will kind of be a little project for me when the weather starts getting warmer. I’m no green fingered goddess either, so I’m hoping to get a little help from my nearest and dearest with this when I eventually get cracking! So lets take a look at it…

 
back garden decking

That’s really all there is to it. I plan to remove the concrete garage which is a terrible eyesore, and then start to work on paving the back section, painting the decking, creating a flower bed, spruce up the bench, get some garden furniture… and that’s just the easy bits!

So my garden aside, I came across a really cool infographic from Ecoscape which rounds up the top 10 hacks to improve your garden this Summer. Some of the tips gave me ideas I hadn’t really thought about, which made me think of some more ‘girly’ inspired tips for females who are planning to attack their gardens this Summer too, like me! So here are some little pointers from me, followed by the handy, and more ‘expert’ tips put together by Ecospace…

1. Don’t forget about the birds!
Be at one with nature and invest in a lovely little bird house, or little water drinking wells for them too. It will encourage lots of cute birds to visit your garden, plus make a super pretty touch.

bird feeder
bird feeder
bird feeder

2.Plant bulbs early
Start planting the first bulbs as soon as temperatures rise. The soil should be approximately 6°. Herbs, heather and sweet peas are good to get in early.

3. Invest in shiny new pots
New pots and planters can make a world on different, especially in a visually pleasing way. If you are on a budget , there are many things that you can reuse from the home – old teapots and teacups can work a treat for a vintage feel! Also look at hanging up lanterns, baskets, or outdoor lights at quite a high level so you can give the garden more height, and make the most of smaller spaces.

 

Cat - Ecoscape v2-01
Good luck to everyone else who is tackling their gardens this Summer!

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