I can’t believe it’s nearly Spring (although it doesn’t feel like it with how cold it’s been lately) I can’t wait until the weather warms up so Theodore and I can get outside and really appreciate our garden. Of course to appreciate it I’m going to have to have a bit of a tidy up and invest in some new furniture and plants to make it a bit cheerier. I thought I’d put together a little list to help you get your outdoor space ready for the warmer weather.
Hire a gardener – My number one tip and first on my to do list is to hire a gardener. I’m not silly, there’s no way I can do all the gardening work that needs done by myself along with taking care of a 5 month old so I want to find a reliable gardener at a reasonable price to give me a hand throughout the year. I’m also hoping a gardener could help with some garden design ideas, especially in my back garden as I want an area for Theodore to be able to play in when he gets older.
Buy some plants – I love having flowers and pretty plants in both my home and garden so I can’t wait to head to the garden centre to get some new plants to brighten the place up. I particularly love bright flowers and greenery that I can use for flatlays as well as admire from my kitchen window. Of course with plants comes pests! So I’ll need to find a pest control expert to make sure my garden is treated and safe. I’m going to check out https://www.pestcontrolexperts.com/ to find someone local to me to assess my garden.
Invest in garden furniture– I love to spend my summer evenings outside with a bbq so getting some good, comfy garden furniture is a must for me! If you’ve been reading PaleGirlRambling for a while you’ll know I’ve been lusting after a rattan furniture set for the longest time and I’m really desperate to get my hands on one this year! I have a patio design in my head with a rattan corner sofa and little wood burning stove and I’m just desperate to make the image in my head a reality.
Get your tools ready – The colder days are the perfect time to make sure all your tools, trowels, spades and plant pots are ready for action in the better weather. Sharpening all your tools and washing all your plant pots now will save you time when the weather’s nicer giving you more time to relax and appreciate your garden.
Tidy up – Use this time to tidy up your garden, brush up leaves, prune bigger bushes and tidy up your flowerbeds ready to add new plants in the better weather