Get ready for spring

spring garden

With the clocks set to move forward at the end of the month, the longer and lighter days we’ve been waiting for are just around the corner. As we hope for warmer weather, it’s time to tidy up our gardens, unleash our green fingers and shake off the winter blues.

There are many ways we can replenish our gardens to bring them back to life. Seasonal flowers, vegetable patches and greenery can brighten up our outdoor spaces and help us to reconnect with nature.

March and April are great months to plant summer bulbs. We may be more used to planting bulbs at the onset of winter to appear in the spring, but summer bulbs including lilies, freesias , dahlias, begonias and gladioli can help bring colour, scents and structure to our gardens.

To keep your garden spick and span, now is the time to remove overgrown weeds, mow your long lawns, clear up any fallen leaves and trim back hedges, bushes and shrubbery to make more space for your new additions to bloom. Take pride in the wonderful space you have as you let your newly planted flowers and vegetables blossom and beam.

Admittedly, not all of us have a knack for keeping our gardens fresh and pristine, but even the easiest of options can make all the difference. Keep your gardening abilities low maintenance and look after a thriving herb box. Not only will planting some fresh basil or oregano add to your culinary abilities, but it will also contribute to your overall spring refresh.

We all value our outdoor space, and Countryside houses come with turfed gardens as standard so buyers can really make the most of their new homes. We also take pride in the landscapes around the homes we build, undertaking ecological assessments to make sure any outdoor habitats are protected and even enhanced so you can truly embrace the nature around you.