Get your garden ready for Spring
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Spring to me is when everything feels possible and when the garden is starting to come alive! And with all these sunny days I’ve been spending lots of time in the garden (my body is telling me that I’m not as young as I was). However, it’s safe to say even with my efforts my garden most certainly isn’t ready for any of my plans (yet!) - it needs a good old Spring clean!
How typically British, the first sight of sun and I’m already planning for outside living! I just can’t help it though, I love a good sunbathe and a glass of rose! With these high temperatures here’s what I plan to get started on this weekend… if I don’t get distracted by a cheeky glass of wine in the sun, that is!
Plant Spring flowers
If you need to get stuck into a bit of outdoor handywork, Spring is the best season for it! I’m putting my green fingers on and planting some seasonal flowers which will add a pop of colour to my garden. Daffodils and tulips are the go-to choice for a bit of Springtime cheer, but this year I plan to add some forget-me-nots into the mix! I’ll make sure to have an outdoor mat at the back door so I’m not trailing any muck back into the house - our Daffodil Hug Rug always puts a smile on my face.
Tackle the lawn
Aside from making the patio look pretty, I’ve also got the job of mowing the lawn (I’m sinking in moss) - although I might give this one to Ady! After the Winter months, it’s like a wilderness out there! Although there’s nothing wrong with letting your garden grow wild (it’s actually very good for bees!), the boys need somewhere to have a kick about, and it’s nice to put a picnic blanket down when the little ones come to visit. If we didn’t trim the lawn, poor Bob wouldn’t be able to get through to do his business either - he’s only ickle!
Set up your outdoor dining space
After I’ve tamed the shrubs and cut the grass, it’s time to focus on the best part of outdoor entertaining - al fresco dining!
It’s shocking how much dirt builds up on outdoor furniture over the Winter months, and it’s safe to say no one wants to sit on mucky furniture! Give everything a brush down to remove loose dirt before washing any stubborn patches with soapy water. I might get Ady to dig out the power washer, it just makes cleaning so much quicker and it’s so satisfying!
Don’t worry if you have, now’s the perfect time to replace them. We’ve just launched some gorgeous new Aztec rugs as part of our Hug Rug Woven range that are going to look fabulous under my patio furniture. No need to worry about spilled drinks or melted ice cream, as these outdoor rugs can be chucked straight in the wash - so easy!
That’ll do for this weekend - I’ve got to put aside some time for relaxing in the sun, obviously!
Busy Lizzie x