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Everyone’s in Love with the Spring: Here’s how to Bring it to your Garden

Hands up who’s spirit is lifted at the first signs of spring? It definitely helps to make our moods that little bit lighter as the days start to get longer and the great outdoors begins to fill with colour. If you’re lucky, your garden might be starting to show its own signs of spring, with bulbs making their presence knowns and blossom starting to bloom. But if your garden is still looking a little wintery and bare? Here’s how to get it to spring into life almost instantly…

Instant Spring

It’s true that spring bulbs normally take a little bit of forward planning. One of the things that we’re encouraged to do in our gardens in the autumn is plant spring bulbs so that they’re ready to burst into life come March and April.

But let’s face it, many of us have busy lives, and we don’t always have the time to plan ahead. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to miss out on spring in your garden. Your local garden specialists will be able to provide you with part-grown bulbs, such as daffodils and hyacinths, which have already been given a head start on the growing front before being transplanted into your garden.

Similarly, you can buy ready-planted containers of spring bulbs which will instantly brighten up patios and paved areas. And it won’t just be this year that you’ll enjoy the benefits of these additions to your garden, either; next spring, the ready-planted and part-grown bulbs will come back to life again, to make you look super organised similar to if you’d planted ahead!

Spring Gardening

No matter if you didn’t plan ahead in autumn, spring can also an excellent time of year to forward plan for the months ahead yet see almost instant results. For example, fruit trees should be planted in the spring. Not only will fruit trees produce delicious fruit for you in the summer months, but they’ll also bring a riot of spring blossom into your garden.

If the weather is dry, now is the time to mow your lawn for the first time and re-seed any bare patches ready to catch those April showers and replenish your lawn. It’s also an excellent time of year to plant climbing plants such as clematis, as they’ll establish quickly and instantly provide you with colourful blooms. These small tasks and additions within your garden will give you immediate results but will benefit your outdoor space for years to come.

Planning Ahead

If you do want to plan ahead for next spring, then remember to buy and plant bulbs this autumn. Choose a variety of bulbs from snowdrops through to daffodils to instantly give your garden a range of colour at different times throughout the spring. You may also wish to plant annuals such as helleborus which have beautifully delicate blooms that appear just as the winter comes to an end and spring begins to be in the air.

Spring really is the time to start enjoying our gardens again after the long winter months. If your garden needs a tidy up or regular maintenance to get it spring ready, get in contact with D&G Garden World. As experts in maintaining and landscaping gardens throughout Upminster, Hornchurch and Brentwood, we will put a spring back into your garden’s step in no time!