If you have been watching the winter weather ravage your garden, you will be itching to get out there when the weather improves. It could be the best time to start thinking about a fresh style for your garden while you are clearing away all the dead flowers and leaves. If you are struggling with innovative ideas, here are a few tips that can help you transform your garden into something ready for summer.
Start with a Blank Canvas
Before you can begin to renovate your garden, you need to clear away all the things you no longer want. It is the best time to get rid of things that you have been keeping for ages but never used unless you plan to make them part of your new garden. It is also a good idea to turn over the soil in the areas where you have cleared the plants; this will allow the soil to loosen, ready for planting.
Plan What You Want
Once you have everything cleared, it’s time to start planning. You need to look at your garden and write or draw what things you want. It might be that you would like a pond or perhaps a decked area for seating. Think about where each area will be in the garden so that it gets the best of the sun. Don’t worry about taking your time with this, the more you plan, the better it will be when it’s completed.
Do One Part at a Time
Once you have decided what you want and where it will go, you should start building it into your garden. Start by doing one area at a time so that you aren’t moving between multiple areas. If you stick to just one, you are more likely to get it finished rather than giving up. It is also a better way to budget for your garden if you are concentrating on one area.
Creating Each Area
As you start to work on each area, think about what you need and start to plan things. For example, if you are going to have an area to grow your own food, then you will need a greenhouse as well as your plot so that you can grow seedlings. You can even start making seeding pots like those on the preparednessmama.com website. By thinking ahead, you will be able to fit everything in that you need.
Once each area is completed, you can add some finishing touches such as some lights or maybe a few ornaments to make it complete. Once the whole garden is finished, you will be able to see if you need to add anything else. It might be that you want to add some more fencing, or perhaps extend the pathways.
Once the whole garden is finished, you will be able to sit back and relax and start inviting your friends to come over for a party, just remember to have plenty of seats ready.