So, spring time is fast approaching and you know what that means, right? It’s gardening time! Maybe you plan to plant a ton of fruits, veggies, herbs, or flowers? Or perhaps you want to just work on your landscaping? Either way, it’s always ideal to find the best discounts on garden supplies, tools, and accessories.
Here’s some fun and creative ideas for your garden this spring …
Add a Gazebo
A gazebo will add interest and mystique to your backyard. You may think they’re too expensive or difficult to build, but gazebos come in all shapes and sizes. The one pictured above is a more minimalistic approach.
The Best Spring Flowers
Some of the most magnificent flowers to plant, so they’ll bloom in glorious colors in spring are:
- Daffodil - one of the easiest flowers to grow, these trumpet-shaped flowers are white or yellow. They grow best in direct sunlight and typically bloom between March to May.
- Hellebore - a rose variety that comes in many colors. If you’re lucky, they may appear while snow is still on the ground. They don’t like extreme conditions (such as cold or wind) and prefer shade.
- Grape Hyacinth - this is one of my favorite flowers. Its deep purple color is breathtaking in any garden. It’s clear how it got its name too :) They grow great in full sun or partial shade and are commonly seen between February to May.
A wicker plant enclosure is easy to create and adds a unique element to your garden. It’s something not seen very often and will definitely catch the eye of any visitor.
Raise Those Beds
Other than the visual appeal of raised garden beds (also called “garden boxes”), they have numerous benefits:
- Prevent soil compaction
- Keep weeds at bay
- Have improved drainage
- Act as a barrier to pests like slugs
Add Some Succulents
Succulents are an easy way to diversify your garden, add a wide variety of colors and textures, and most importantly for some areas of the world … save on water. Some succulents, like aloe vera, have healing properties too. Also, one lesser-known benefit is their awesome fire resistance (due to their high moisture content).
Build a Fire Pit
You’d be shocked at how inexpensive and easy it is to build a fire pit area in your backyard. This is a great area for entertaining friends and family on those chilly evenings. Make sure it’s in a safe space void of any flammable materials, overhead branches, and definitely at least 15 feet away from any structures such as your house or a shed.
Hope you enjoy these garden ideas for spring! Got any of your own? Please share them in the comments below!