Getting your garden ready for spring with landscaping tips
The weather outside may still be a bit wet and cold, but now is the perfect time to start getting the garden ready for the anticipated warmer weather. Quite often, we stop tending our gardens towards the end of autumn as winter hits and don't look at them again until spring starts to arrive. But, by starting to prepare now, especially with the landscaping, you can get ahead of the game and also make use of a number of special offers that appear around this time of year.
Here we give our top landscaping tips to get your garden ready for spring.
Gone are the days of just a patio and some lawn. With so many different landscaping options available, it can be tricky to decide where to start. Decking is still an extremely popular choice and does give the opportunity to create different shaped seating areas over varying heights. However, decking will need staining, and sometimes repairing, quite regularly so it's not the landscaping option for you if you want something low maintenance.
For this option, you will be better choosing patio slabs, as a jet wash once or twice a year should be sufficient. To give your garden a traditional feel, you can't beat natural stone as your landscaping choice. This comes in a number of different textures, colours and sizes, so you can create an area unique to you.
Repair current landscaping
Take a good look at your lawn and start making some repairs, or replacements, or even landscaping a completely new area with turf. Raking the lawn to remove the debris left over from winter will help to aerate the soil. However, this can leave bare patches, which may need reseeding or a touch of new turf adding. By doing this now, your lawn will be green and lush ready for the spring.
If you are looking at landscaping a new lawn area, it will need plenty of watering to get it bedding in and looking great, so the last of the winter rain can really help. Additionally, as it's not a good idea to walk on new turf until it has had a chance to root into the soil, this time of year is a good time to lay it as we don't tend to use our lawns until the weather starts getting better.
It's not all about landscaping – don't forget the rest of your garden
Whilst getting the landscaping right at this time of year is a good idea, there are a few other tasks you can also start to do in your garden.
1. Check fencing for damage and replace if needed.
2. If you have bird boxes, clean them out so they are ready to attract new visitors to your garden.
3. Start pruning shrubs and trees and clear weeds and dead plants.
4. Begin turning and cultivating soil so that it is ready for replanting
Landscaping supplies from Chandlers Building Supplies
At Chandlers, we have a wide range of landscaping options from turf and top soils to natural stone paving and decking, and some of our branches have landscaping displays to inspire you. We have a number of different landscaping special offers on at the moment and our friendly branch teams are happy to help and give advice. See our contact us page for your nearest branch.