Build your very own bean house
What’s a spring garden without a bean house?
Country Living notes they are perfect for a spring garden as they’re easy to grow, require little to no maintenance, high-yielding, and they make your garden look beautiful. A bean house isn’t very difficult to make, you just need to fashion wooden poles or metal frames into a small structure—it could be an arch, a tunnel, or a teepee. These styles will give your beans enough room to grow and make it easier for you to harvest afterwards.
Clean your patio, terrace, and garden pathways
If your patio is made of concrete, remove the grime with a 10:1 solution consisting of warm water and an environmentally safe cleaning substance. Leave the solution for 15 minutes and use a stiff broom to clean it thoroughly. If there are tough stains on your concrete, add a cup of bleach to the solution. When it comes to your garden pathways and terrace, use the same solution and wash with a jet spray or a garden hose.
Upgrade your garden boundaries
The wet and cold during winter can be hard on your garden fixtures, especially your fences. This makes spring the best time to replace your garden fence, especially if it hasn’t been changed for many years. Choose fences that are made to last in order to save money.
The wooden fence panels showcased on Screwfix show how the latest designs are dip- or pressure-treated to protect them from the elements. Sturdy fences that can last for at least five years always make for a good investment. A new fence will also give your garden a facelift and make it look fresh and clean. You can also add other garden boundaries like low walls and hedges, depending on your garden’s size and the aesthetic you are going for.
Start planting your favourite vegetables and a few climbers
The Spruce believes that even before the last frost has passed, there are a few hardy vegetables that you can start planting. These include asparagus, beans, lettuce, and rhubarb. Spinach is also a great choice as it is quite easy to grow, although keeping it growing can be challenging. You can also plant beetroots, Brussels sprouts, leeks, radishes, early potatoes, and aubergines. If you prefer to plant flowers then pansies, yellow trilliums, lilacs, and tulips are great choices. Planting the above vegetables and plants early will allow you to enjoy them during the spring and summer.
Add a few new garden fixtures
It could be a DIY bird box, bird feeder, or garden swing. Or it could be as simple as some new cushions for your patio chairs. Whichever you choose, some new garden furniture will breathe fresh air into your garden. You don’t even have to spend much, as you can recycle your pallets by turning them into outdoor seating, or use them for hanging small pots of herbs and even water plants or succulents.
The Telegraph also suggests spring is the time to buy new pots and containers as they can also help transform a tired looking garden. You can also add a few accent pieces like a fire pit, a garden table, and some new lighting for those long upcoming evenings.
Apart from the above tips, here on Bay we also recommend you protect your spring shoots from slugs and other critters. Weeds will also start growing again, so you have to make sure you deal with them before they get out of hand. The beginning of spring is also the ideal time to begin seeding. You save plenty of money when you start seeding indoors. Some of the good flowers that you can start seeding include marigolds, cosmos, morning glories, and sunflowers.