In a few weeks time, we can say hello to the springtime weather once again. Winter can feel like such a dull season for gardening, so you’re likely more than ready to give your outdoor space some TLC. Keeping your garden healthy and beautiful doesn’t have to be a chore, just try these four easy tips.

Pests be gone Garden pests can really ruin your fun by attacking your beautiful plants and veggies. Never fear, you have options to get rid of them fast. One thing that you can do is to mix water and washing up liquid in a bottle and then spray the mix onto your plants. You only have to use a little bit; in fact, too much will damage your plants. Another option is to buy a product such as a pyrethrum spray, which is made of dried out chrysanthemum flowers. This stuff works absolute wonders for banishing bugs. The greatest thing about pyrethrum spray is that it’s a completely natural solution.

Proper drainage A lawn with poor drainage isn’t what you want for your garden. If your lawn is often waterlogged, this might well be the issue. To eliminate the problem, make sure that you remove the thatch from your grass using a rake. Thatch is basically dead leaves, roots, and grass, which builds up on top of your soil. Water your lawn regularly to keep it nice and healthy. You could always get yourself a sprinkler system for those times when you’re away from home.

Perfect compost To create a healthy garden, you first need to make yourself a good compost pile. To do this, remember to use equal amounts of green materials and brown materials. Green materials are things like vegetable waste, grass trimmings, coffee grounds, and eggshells. Brown materials are things like cardboard, wood chips, or dry leaves. It’s important to get the balance right so that there are equal carbon and nitrogen-rich materials. With the perfect compost, you’ll be able to grow healthy plants and vegetables too. When you are growing vegetables, remember to space out your seeds adequately so that your plants have ample space to grow. Vegetables like carrots, kale and broccoli are great to plant in the springtime.

Accessorize A few lovely decorative touches can make all the difference to your garden. Try adding colourful birdhouses, stone statues, or garden furniture. You could also purchase some lanterns to create a tranquil garden. If you have trees, colourful bunting can look great attached to a tree. Remember, you’ll have to regularly tend to the trees in your garden to keep them healthy and safe. If you’re not sure how to look after your larger trees, it can be a good idea to hire a tree company to help you out.

For some excellent flowers to plant in the spring, try primrose, tulips, or camelia. Now that the winter is coming to an end, it’s time to give your garden a nice zest of colour.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.