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In Bloom: Preparing Your Garden For Spring

In Bloom: Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Since winter is almost over, it’s time to prepare your garden for a fresh start. As soon as spring comes, your plants may start growing any time. It’s ideal to give them a clean, creative space to sprout for a healthy bloom.

Spring Garden Ideas: Welcome the New Season with a Stunning Garden

Improving your garden for spring also enhances your outdoor space, giving you a place to relax and entertain your guests during the warmer season. From large trough planters to outdoor furniture, here are three things you should do to achieve a spring-ready garden.

Spring Cleaning in Your Garden

Spring cleaning should be your priority as the new season approaches. Your garden has been subject to harsh elements during winter, leaving tons of debris behind. When cleaning, make sure to pick up litter, plant debris, and, if any, animal waste.
Always wear gloves to protect your skin from the dirt and possible broken glass. Leaving debris on your garden for a long time can prevent plants from growing. Additionally, raking your lawn right after the snow melts is another way to remove dead leaves, pinecones, and twigs. This process also contributes to maintaining the appearance and health of your garden.

You should polish your garden beds to promote healthy growth, as well. Remove dead leaves and stalks from perennial plants and ornamental grasses using a pair of scissors or small garden shears. Your gardening equipment should also work properly to achieve the desired results.

Brighten Up Your Garden with Colorful Spring Flowers

After cleaning your garden, you may now focus on adding colors to the area. A wide variety of spring flowers can match your personal taste as well as the aesthetic of your home. Some of them start blooming in early spring while others may take a while.

spring-garden-flowersHere are some varieties of flowers you can consider planting in your spring garden:

  • Bleeding Heart
  • Bloodroot
  • Forget-me-not
  • Hellebore
  • Lungwort
  • Cheerful Phlox
  • Pig  Squeak
  • Primrose
  • Solomon’s Seal
  • Twinleaf

Each variety may require specific caring methods. You should understand the unique needs of your plants so you can cultivate them better. When choosing your plants, consider the layout of your landscape to create a visually appealing garden. You may want to a specimen tree in the middle of your lawn and pot-planted shrubs to mark the start of your garden path. You’ll also want to choose plants based on their growth; a young plant that triples in growth and placed among other plants may overcrowd your garden.

Additionally, the way you structure your plants has an impact on the aesthetic of your garden. Arrange your plants in a certain pattern to create a harmonious look to space. You may use different sizes of planters to create interest in your garden.

Add Outdoor Furniture to Your Garden

The garden is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. That’s why investing in a set of outdoor furniture can give you a relaxing and beautiful outdoor living space. You may add a table with chairs, but make sure that your garden has enough space to give everyone room to sit comfortably.

An option to the typical chairs would be lounges and benches. Your choice will depend on how you’ll want to enjoy this outdoor space. Will you turn it into an outdoor living area or a dining space?

But if you to divide the space for both functions, you can use tall plants in tall trough planters to create a privacy barrier.
PolyStone Planters has a range of durable, stylish planters you can use for your spring garden. We use top-grade materials that allow our products to withstand extreme weather condition. Since our products last long, you can save money from changing your planters every season.

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