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Get Your Garden Ready for Spring on a Budget

Posted on January 19, 2023 by Allen Brown

Spring can be a beautiful time to get in the garden if you are lucky enough to have an outside space to call your own, but after the winter period, it can require some work to get it into good condition again – especially if you did not prep for the seasonal turn.

Sitting in the garden, watching the birds, and enjoying the blooms starting to come to life are just some of life’s little things that have a big impact. So, with this in mind, it is time to get your garden ready for spring.

The post-Christmas period often requires a tight budget, and this piece is going to take a look at how you can make the most of your spring garden for less.

Clear Up

Everything looks a little worse for wear after it has not been touched for a while, and your garden will show this significantly. After all the fallen leaves, fruit turning to mush, and the mud and mulch that winter brings, cleaning up your garden and patio will immediately make it look ten times better. 

Top Tip – Brush or blow your leaves into a pile and create a compost heap that can be secured. There is little point in putting leaves into a plastic garden bag when they can decompose naturally and help the earth they come from.

Pressure Wash

Once you have gotten rid of the debris, branches, and other leftover rubbish, it will be time to tackle the dirt and grime that will most likely be in a thin layer all over your patio, fence, furniture, and even masonry. Pressure washing can be an excellent way to get rid of everything in one fell swoop. It can be time-consuming, but the results are usually worth it!

Sort Out Your Electrics 

Spring can be beautiful, but it can also still very much have a chill in the air. Not to forget, April showers, anyone? If you are thinking about having lighting outside or outdoor heaters, sorting out your electrics in preparation can be a real saver for those evenings when the nights are light or long enough, and you need a little more warmth.

This could be the difference between being forced inside before you are ready or enjoying your garden and quality time outside. 

Take a look at local electrical wholesalers for deals on electrics suitable for outdoors, such as weatherproof sockets and outdoor lighting. Great if you have a large garden and need to purchase multiple items.

Lick of Paint

Slapping a layer of paint over something is a landlord special, but when it is your home, you can work out if something in your garden does need additional work or if a new coat will make everything look and behave as good as new. 

If you have taken care of your furniture and fence the previous spring, you might find that paint is all you need to bring everything back to life in pure spring style.


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