Refresh your planters
No matter what aesthetic you’re going for, we have various outdoor planters, from classic Spring-time pastels to a deep-glazed terracotta.
Either replace with blooms you already have or, if they’ve not survived through winter, select some new Spring garden plants from our plant, seeds and summer flowering bulb collection.
Not all of your garden plants will have thrived during the cold, Winter months. Spring is the ideal time to cut back any dying greenery to help rejuvenate your shrubs, hedges and smaller trees.
Use a garden pruner to clip back your rose bushes and any early flowering shrubs or outgrown foliage, to give your plants the best chance of flourishing in your Spring garden.
While you’re at it, take some tree loppers and cut back any unruly bordering hedges to neaten up the overall appearance of your garden. This will also help more sunshine to reach any previously shaded areas, boosting the health of your plants.
Fill your borders with plants
Spring garden plants are a lovely way to add colour and greenery to your outdoor space and will encourage more wildlife to emerge after the cold winter.
Make sure to assess your garden soil. If your soil isn’t too wet, start digging and turning to aerate it. Not only will this make it easier to plant, but it’ll also improve the soil quality for your Spring garden plants to grow. Dig out the entire root of any perennial weeds you see re-emerging.
Once you’re happy, it’s time to start planting! Spring is the best time to plant summer flowering bulbs, such as peonies, dahlias and begonias.
Remember to top your newly planted seeds and bulbs with a light layer of mulch to seal in moisture, helping them to be in full bloom by Summer.
Top tip: Don’t let weeds and pests get in the way of your beautiful Spring flower garden. Get prepared with slug and snail control and weed repellent, to give your new plants the best fighting chance of thriving!
Blitz the patio, decking and other surfaces
Winter weather can cause all sorts of moss, dirt and grime to accumulate on our patios. A grubby patio can cause your Spring garden to look a little lackluster, even when surrounded by colourful flora.
Top tip: Check out how to paint and maintain your decking to upgrade your outdoor space!
Tend to your lawn
It’s true that lawns can get neglected during the Winter, but Spring is the time to get them back into shape.
Trim your outgrown Winter lawn with a mower, being careful to maintain a uniform length. To neaten your Spring garden further, use a pair of edging sheers or a grass trimmer to tidy the lawn borders and create a sharp yet elegant finish.
It’s important to do this on wet/damp grass so the fertilizer can work more effectively and won’t scorch the grass in the process.
Top tip: For more spring gardening tips, take a look at our helpful guide: How to maintain your lawn in spring.
Freshen up your Spring garden furniture
If your garden furniture is starting to look more shabby than ‘shabby-chic’, it’s time for a refresh.
Use garden paint in your shade of choice to breathe new life into tired-looking tables and chairs. This will not only transform your existing garden furniture but will add a touch of personality and character to your Spring garden. However, your garden furniture may be ready for a complete update. If your tables and chairs have seen better days, browse our full range of garden sofas, bistro sets, gazebos and parasols. Whether you prefer metal or rattan, new furniture is the perfect way to give your Spring garden a total makeover.
Refresh any garden structures
While you’ve got your paint brush in hand, refresh any garden structures that the wind, rain and snow may have taken their toll on.
Top tip: Is your shed in need of some serious Spring cleaning? Check out these top garden shed organisation and storage tips.