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6 Easy Steps to Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring

As the weather gets warmer, you will be spending more time outside with your friends and family. The best way to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather is to spend it in your home garden. With a little bit of effort, you can make your garden an enjoyable extension of your indoor living space. Here are six easy ways to get your garden ready for spring.

1. Clean-Up Your Garden

You can expect to see debris such as piles of leaves, dead plants, and fallen tree branches left over from the autumn and winter months. Raking the leaves, cleaning out flower beds, and trimming shrubs and bushes is the best place to start. You can also use a hose or broom to wash away any dirt from your patio area.

2. Fertilise and Reseed Your Grass

If you have a grass lawn, it might need some attention after months of being covered with snow. If your grass is brown or has bare spots, you should lay down fresh seed. The best time to do this is during the months of March, April, and early May. This will allow the seed to germinate before the temperature gets too warm.  Applying fertiliser can also breathe life back into your grass. If you have an irrigation system, you should check to make sure it is working properly and doesn’t have any leaks.

3. Plant New Flowers

Flowers are a great way to add colour and vibrancy to your garden. Check with your local gardening centre for recommendations that are right for the soil and sunlight conditions in your garden. If you don’t have large flowerbeds, you can place some potted plants and flowers around your patio area to add touches of nature.

4. Shade and Privacy

Adding a canopy or sunshade can help protect you and your guests from the sun or rain. If you live in a densely populated area, this can help with privacy. There are plenty of options available depending on your budget, patio size, and coverage needs.

5. Lighting

While the spring and summer bring longer daylight hours, you want to get as much use out of your garden as possible. If you plan to spend the evening hours outdoors, you might consider adding some lighting elements such as a string of lights hung around the patio. Even solar lights along garden paths are a nice touch.

6. Outdoor Furniture

You’ll need a place for your family and friends to sit, enjoy a meal together, or play games. Adding a rattan garden furniture set to your patio can make the space welcoming and comfortable. It’s important to measure the area first to ensure you have enough space. 

Next, decide on how many people you want the space to accommodate and the types of furniture you will need. If you have a large space, you might consider getting a rattan corner sofa set. Smaller patios may have just enough room for a small rattan garden set, just couple of chairs and a small table. Don’t forget about accessories such as pillows to add pops of colour. 

When it comes to buying outdoor garden furniture, you want to purchase these items as early as possible. Lots of other people will have the same idea. If you wait until the last minute, you may end up with limited options. Grey rattan garden furniture sets are especially popular and can sell out quickly. 

At Casa Maria Designs, we have a wide range of rattan garden sets on sale in the UK to meet your garden needs. Whether you need to design a space that’s great for hosting parties or create a quiet place to retreat in the afternoon, our experts can help you select the right garden furniture set for you and your family.