You might still be bundling up for your carpool run, dog walk or morning commute, but there’s no denying it: Spring is coming, and soon! With warmer, longer days ahead—Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10, 2019—it’s high time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring.
Luckily, not every tip and trick on this list is exhausting, expensive or labor-intensive. Feel free to incorporate one, some or all of these into your family’s preparations for spring, which starts Wednesday, March 20th!
- Get Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Spring
- Try Out Some Spring Garden Clean Up Tips
- Add Pops of Color to Your Spring Garden
- Take on an Outdoor DIY Project
1. Get Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Spring
One of the things we miss most about warmer weather during the winter months is the fresh, local produce it yields. If you’re lucky enough to have the space (and skill… and patience!) to grow produce in your own backyard, then you probably can’t wait for spring to arrive. After all, that’s when some of the best fruits and vegetables grow.
Vegetable garden preparation for spring doesn’t have to be overwhelming, complicated or expensive. If you’re new to vegetable gardening, you can commit to simply growing a couple of pots of produce this season.
Wondering what to plant in garden in early spring? Some of the easiest—and most delicious—spring and summer produce to grow includes: spinach, potatoes, lettuce, peas, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.
(A little note about fresh peas: They are unbelievably good. They do not even resemble their frozen or canned counterparts. Try them!)
One major step you shouldn’t skip: wash out dirty pot plants that might compromise all your hard work.
This guide from Reader’s Digest has some great garden tips for spring to help you get started.
2. Try Out Some Spring Garden Clean Up Tips
If you’re like most of the country, you’ve tuned in to Marie Kondo’s show, Tidying Up, on Netflix. The show, which is based on her bestselling book, encourages Americans to declutter their homes, choosing to keep only the items that “spark joy”.
The same goes for your outdoor space. Cluttered, messy sheds should be cleaned and organized. Decor that’s seen better days should be donated or upcycled. Weeds should be pulled. Wooden decks should be washed and oiled.
As you and your family begin to spend more time outside, you will reap the benefits of having a beautiful, clean and functional space to enjoy sunsets, dinners and the great outdoors.
3. Add Pops of Color to Your Spring Garden
Speaking of sparking joy, is there a better way to celebrate spring and everything it stands for than with gorgeous pops of color? Whether you prefer pastels or bold blues or romantic reds, there’s no better time to celebrate color than in spring.
Spring flowers that we love include dramatic poppies, happy tulips, feminine azaleas and Pinterest-perfect (and quite pricey) peonies.
Even if you aren’t planning to grow anything in flower beds this spring, many of these blooms are readily available in pots at your local nursery.
Another way to add color to your outdoor space this spring is by boosting your garden’s decor. Choose from whimsical garden stakes and unique wind chimes to eye-catching garden spinners and stand-out wall decorations.
4. Take on an Outdoor DIY Project
At Happy Gardens, we love to mix our thoughtful, handcrafted decor with DIY creations like tin can lanterns and hand-painted planters.
Another thing we love about DIY projects is that they often get the whole family outside and working together. Here are some of our favorite DIY projects for spring:
- Turn your old bathtub into a funky outdoor sofa
- Build a DIY vertical herb garden
- Create a romantic, Anthropologie-worthy swing out of an old pallet
Need some help picking out that perfect piece for your yard this spring? At Happy Gardens, we’re here to help via phone or live chat.
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