It’s that time of year! Spring is almost upon us, which means that longer days, warmer temperatures and outdoor gatherings galore are just around the corner.
Many homeowners leave their gardens to grow wild and unruly through the winter months, because—let’s face it—no one wants to go outside and tend the garden when it’s freezing cold!
If your garden looks like it could do with a little improvement before the warmer months roll in, here are three suggestions that you may appreciate.
1. Add a new patio
One way that you can really modernise your garden and create extra usable space is by adding a new patio. Paving slabs provide a nice, stable surface for garden furniture—whether you want to add a picnic table, a BBQ or a garden seating area, a patio will be the perfect base to build on.
Nowadays, there are so many different types of patio tiles on the market that it can be difficult to know what kind to choose. Traditional paving slabs made from natural stone can be quite difficult to maintain; they need cleaning and sealing multiple times throughout the year, and because they are quite porous, they can attract a lot of dirt and stains.
An excellent alternative that’s gained popularity over the past few years is porcelain paving. Porcelain paving is made of clay, minerals and other elements that are bonded under extreme heat during a process called vitrification. The resulting paving slabs are not only incredibly durable, but they also require little to no maintenance! This makes them a perfect addition to any garden.
2. Invest in a garden room or veranda
If you want to make the most of outdoor living, but don’t really know how you can maximise the space you have, investing in a garden room or veranda can be a great option. Here in the UK, we often get caught out by inclement weather, and you never can be too sure when rain clouds might gather. This means we often spend less time in our gardens than we would like to.
Adding a garden structure like a garden room or veranda can give you the flexibility to use your outdoor space for all kinds of things. Whether you want to enjoy alfresco dining, spend time with family, or simply provide some extra space for the kids to play, a garden room or veranda can be a wonderful solution.
During the colder months, a garden room can provide some shelter from the rain and snow, so you should find that investing in one of these outdoor structures actually helps you make the most of your garden all year round!
3. Enquire about a lawn care service
No matter how hard you try, it can be a real struggle to keep a lawn looking green and healthy. If you have pets, children or grandchildren climbing across the grass it can really take its toll. One way you can give your grass a new lease of life before spring/summer is by contacting a local lawn care company and asking them to give your lawn a quick survey.
You might find that over the winter months, your lawn has become quite compacted. This can lead to a whole host of problems including waterlogged soil, moss and various lawn diseases. Investing some time and money into your lawn now will help to ensure it looks its absolute best when you host your next family gathering.