Spring is here and we’ve got gardening on our minds!
It’s a wonderful time to be in the garden, as the warm weather causes plants to wake up from their winter slumber and bloom with new growth.
Looking for ways to transform your garden? Get your hands in the dirt with these gardening tips and ideas to make the most out of your garden.
The Illusion of Watery Movement in Your Garden
Tall grasses are great in creating the illusion of water movement. Viewing a mass of tall grasses from a distance can make us feel as if we are at sea, most especially on breezy days. To create this effect in your garden, use taller ornamental grasses such Bamboo Muhly, Purple Love Grass, and Gulf Muhly.
There are also plants and trees that can evoke this watery illusion. Planting groundcovers such as Silver Pony-foot atop walls will create the illusion of a spilling waterfall. Instead of a lawn, you can also use other groundcovers with silver or blue-green foliage to create the illusion of a crystal-clear pool.
Plant a Vegetable Garden
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Another wonderful way to make the most out of your garden this Spring is to grow edible plants, fruits, herbs and vegetables to share with family and friends. Designate a space in your garden where there’s lots of sunlight, or make use of forgotten corners of your garden, and start planting your favourite produce. Tomatoes, Basil, Capsicum, Chillies, Mint, Passionfruit, Zucchini, Cucumber, Nasturtium and Citrus trees are ideal to grow now to ensure a fantastic harvest over the warmer months.
If you want to be able to grow edible plants and vegetables all year round, get a garden shed grow them indoors. Read our Indoor Plants and Vegetables for Your Shed blog post to find out some good ones to grow in your shed.
Incorporating Hardscape and Natural Elements
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Beautify your garden by adding hardscapes such as a picket fence, pergolas and arbours. They will create a focal point in your garden that will stand out no matter what season. Adorn arbours and pergolas with climbing plants and flower vines such as Jewel of Africa Nasturtium Seeds, Emerald Falls Dichondra Ground Cover Seeds, Clematis and Climbing Hydrangea. You can also start incorporating natural elements like rocks and boulders for a tough yet beautiful landscape.
Colour Chameleon Conifers
Fill your garden with colourful conifers such as arborvitaes, junipers and Carsten’s Wintergold mugo pine and watch them change colours with the season. These “colour chameleon” plants transition from green in the summer to bronze, purple and orange in the winter. They are highly popular in the gardening world but are very low maintenance.
Bright and Bold Plants
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Fill your garden beds with vivid colours. While neutral colours may be the “in” thing when it comes to home décor, vibrant hues such as orange, red, fuchsia, yellow and purple should take over your gardens. Jump into Spring by filling your flower beds with Pansies, Yellow Trillium, Bloodroot, Redbud, Grape Hyacinth, Crocus 'Grand Maitre', Daffodils, Tulips and 'Pink Discovery' Azalea.
Like hardscapes for your garden, “statement plants” are also perfect to serve as focal points. Fill a large pot with one gorgeous statement plant to add drama to your landscape design. Boxwoods, hydrangeas, pomegranates, an apple tree and berries make great “one-pot wonders”. They’re great for small urban backyards and will help define the overall look and tone of your garden.
These Spring gardening tips and ideas will hopefully inspire you to get started hoeing and sowing your garden. Remember to keep your garden tidy and organised by storing them in an EasyShed. Our steel garden sheds will make your gardening hobby a joyful experience, and we’ll keep your tools and your other goods safe and secure. Take a look at our online shed deals for today!