Life hasn’t been ‘normal’ for a while now, and while it has been difficult not seeing our family, friends loved ones, or hitting the town, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel as vaccinations start to roll out across the world.
Lockdown has seen people taking on new hobbies and projects that we didn’t have time for before. Whether you’ve been baking banana bread or keeping on top of the latest TikTok trends, there’s time to squeeze another exciting job in before we’re all let loose. With spring around the corner, it’s time to look outside and take care of the garden so you can invite your long-lost friends over for a BBQ or two.
Most gardens have some sort of fencing, so if yours is looking a little bit weathered then it might be time to treat your perimeter to a lick of paint. So, get on your big old t-shirt and flick your paintbrush around.
Perhaps your fence is too far gone and a splash of paint isn’t rescuing it, and it’s too late to get the masking tape out. With a lot of stylistic choices out there, it could be time to bite the bullet and treat yourself to a new fence.
They’re Just Weeds
What happened to the beautiful flowers, they’ve only been there a week? Weeds, that’s what it is and if you’re not vigilant, they will just keep coming back and turn your lovely flowerbed into an ugly patch of land. Put on your gloves, grab your tools and start digging up the weeds. Physical gardening can have a whole range of health benefits as well.
Worth the Wait
Plants look great in your garden and will help to freshen up the place. It might be tempting to head down to your local garden center and buy mature plants to pack an instant punch. However, you will get more for your money by investing in younger plants – not only are they cheaper, but they will have a much longer life in your garden.
Just like decoration makes your living areas look brighter, the same goes for your outdoor space. You can use hanging baskets to add some definition and color to your garden. This is an easy task you can do yourself that won’t break the bank but will do wonders for your garden.
There’s no point putting all this work in if you’ve still got overgrown bushes and hedges stealing the limelight. Now, unless you’re a pro with the power tools and know exactly what you’re doing, you might want to put the kettle on, put your feet up and leave this one to a professional.
Now you’re ready to get your garden looking fresh for all those post-lockdown BBQs. No matter what your budget is, there’s an option for you. So, get your raggy clothes on, grab your tools, a glass of juice (or wine), and get your gardening game on.