The season of Spring is upon us. Here are 10 great ideas for your garden this Spring.
Love is in the air, the Christmas decorations are packed away slowly gathering dust and people are starting to say “there’s a grand stretch in the evenings now”.
So let’s get back into the garden with these 10 great ideas that you can implement yourself or with the help of the three F’s (Family, friends and fools)
Let’s get into it:
1. Plant a butterfly garden. Choose nectar-rich plants and flowers that attract butterflies and caterpillars, such as milkweed, coneflowers, and butterfly bush.
2. Create a vegetable garden. Start planning and preparing your garden beds for planting vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and lettuce.
3. Add a water feature. Whether it’s a small fountain or a large pond, a water feature can add a peaceful and relaxing element to your garden. SAS Landscapes created a natural pond with Rock and Water Scapes for a rewilding garden and we can’t wait to see how it’s matured this Summer.
4. Install garden lighting. Add some ambiance to your garden with outdoor lighting, such as string lights, lanterns, or solar-powered path lights. This is perfect for those glowing evenings with a glass of wine.
5. Grow your own herbs. Plant an herb garden with your favorite herbs, such as basil, parsley, and thyme, and use them in your cooking all season long. There’s nothing better than having the freedom to simply go out into your garden with the scissors and take a few snips of some homegrown herbs to truly invigorate your food.
6. Plant a pollinator garden. Help attract and support important pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, by planting a variety of nectar-rich flowers. God knows the bees need it. Give them a helping had while beautifying your garden.
7. Create a vertical garden. Use wall planters or trellises to create a vertical garden, adding visual interest and making the most of limited space. This has to be one of the coolest ideas of the 21st century.
8. Add some color. Plant colorful flowers such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths to add some vibrancy to your garden. What’s better than watching over a short period as little bursts of color pop up around your garden.
9. Create a seating area. Add some comfortable seating to your garden, such as a bench or reclining chairs, to create a space to relax and enjoy your garden. As things are growing you’ll want a front-row seat to immerse yourself in the experience.
10. Start a compost bin. Create a compost bin to help reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Making your own compost is the next best thing to printing your own money and it’s perfectly legal, for now!
These are just a few ideas to help you get started on creating a beautiful and productive garden this spring. Enjoy the process and have fun!
Need some expert advice and guidance on creating your perfect garden? Call SAS Landscapes today on 083 137 7834