Make the most of those bank holidays and get your home and garden spruced up this spring with a few easy tips and tricks. This post takes a look at the main things you can do in your home to make the most of the spring.
Look After Your Garden Furniture
Spring is the best time to sort out your garden furniture and other wooden structures that need weatherproofing for the year to come. Dust off your brushes and protect your shed and seating from the unforgiving British weather, mould, rain and rot. It’s a good active way to spend a couple of hours on a weekend and will make sure your garden furniture lasts for years, as well as make your garden look well cared for.
Give your Windows some TLC
Get that fresh breeze blowing into your home, and breathe a new lease of life into your rooms that doesn’t involve overpowering air freshener. Give your wood framed windows a little care with a fresh lick of weather-proofing wood paints or sealers. Opening our windows is good for us – it makes us happier, more energetic, improves our blood pressure and heart rate and helps your lungs stay healthy – what better way to bring in the spring.
Get your Veg On
If you’re starting from scratch, do your research on the type of soil you have in your area. This will ensure you choose the most suitable plants that will flourish for a decent yield. Plants like cabbage, asparagus, broad beans and onions are great to plant at this time of the year, while spinach, rhubarb, potatoes and courgettes will be rewarding crops come autumn.
Building up an indoor garden isn’t as hard as it may sound – invest in some all-purpose potting mix and seeds for your desired plants. For those with smaller spaces, it’s recommended to plant in pots that can be moved around, and use stands to make use of vertical space. You can get indoor stands relatively cheaply if you’ve got no outdoor space. There’s no reason why you can’t grow herbs, tomatoes, strawberries, or even build up a terrarium for ornamental plants such as cacti and succulents.
Those are the top tips for making the most of springtime. Spring cleaning needn’t be a chore, just few little jobs here and there will make a big difference to the look and feel of your home and garden.