It’s not just your house that needs a spring clean at this time of year – your garden does too. A quick tidy up will do wonders, and it will raise your sprits. So celebrate the lengthening days by heading outdoors and pampering your garden with a spring clean and a fresh new look. Here are some top tips from Squire’s Garden Centres:
- Spring clean your patio
Remove dirt, grime and stains from your patio quickly and easily with products such as ‘Block Blitz’ or ‘Patio Black Spot Remover’.
- Get a lush lawn
Give your lawn its first cut of the year with the mower blades at their highest setting, and then rake the lawn to get rid of winter debris.
- Make an entrance
Welcome guests (and yourself!) this spring with a pot of flowers on the doorstep. Dainty violas and spring bulbs such as daffodils and tulips work perfectly and take just minutes to plant up. Choose colours that match your door and interior décor. Or make a statement at your front door by adding a couple of well-chosen containers with permanent planting such as clipped bay trees, box or an olive tree.
- Paper your walls with flowers
Decorate a dull wall or fence by planting a beautiful flowering quince or a climbing rose.
Quince ‘Geisha Girl’
- Get Creative With Colour
Be clever with colour. Place larger, brighter specimens close to where you will be viewing them, and use cooler more muted colours and plants with smaller leaves and flowers further away. This helps give the impression that your garden is bigger than it is. Choose a colour theme for your borders or patio containers using cool, warm or hot colours to convey an elegant, romantic or party atmosphere in your garden.
L-R: Cool & Elegant Rose ‘MacMillan Nurse’, Warm & Romantic Phlox ‘Candy Stripe’, Hot & Passionate Spider Lily ‘Sunshine Charm’