To me, one of the best things about the start of spring is watching the landscape regain its vibrancy after the cold of winter. Grass becomes greener, leaves start to appear, flowers start to bloom. Once it begins, I just can’t resist the urge to freshen up the landscaping around my house and it never ceases to amaze me how much better everything looks once I’ve done it.
If you just want to hit the refresh button but don’t have a lot of time for planning and implementing major changes, the best place to start when “spring cleaning” your yard is with a fresh batch of mulch around your flower beds. Whether you use wood shavings, dark mulch or a thick layer of pine straw, you will be amazed at how quickly you can give your yard a quick makeover.
Once you’ve done that, you probably won’t be able to resist brightening up everything by planting fresh flowers in your beds, and a trip to your local garden center will start you on your way. At the garden center, you will see vibrant displays of colorful flowers, all ready to be planted and all suitable for the local climate. While you’re picking out flowers for your beds, don’t forget to buy for your porch. There is nothing more welcoming than a large pot of fresh flowers or two greeting your guests as when they come to your front door.
Spending time in your yard can be enormously therapeutic and a great way to get some exercise. Of course, that assumes you have the time to undertake a bit of landscaping. If you don’t, there are plenty of professional landscaping services out there who will do an amazing job of getting your yard ready for summer. And with many of them being able to buy plants and flowers at wholesale prices, it doesn’t always need to cost more money to use the professionals.
Whichever way you decide to do it, you will love the way your yard looks and feels once you’ve given it a facelift.