6 Tips To Brighten-Up Your Garden This Spring

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Most homeowners curate a jungle of house plants in their living room and neglect the outdoor garden space during the colder weather. These people might be itching to get outside as soon as the colder weather dissipates. If you belong to one of these homeowners, here are six important ways that help you brighten the garden this spring. In fact, it will make your garden ready for the summertime for deck chairs and lazy BBQs.


1. Pick up a few spring bulbs


The spring season brings a multitude of exciting bulbs that could be featured in your garden. Daffodils are an essential item when it comes to brightening up your garden space. The cherry-yellow heads of the daffodils are perfect for raised bed borders in your garden. Although daffodils are best for September, there are plants that are ready to be planted in spring too. Pansies are another great addition to add vibrancy to any garden. It also comes in a variety of colors for this purpose. Hyacinths consist of pretty clustered purple flowers which are a great addition to your spring garden.


2. Switch the old pots with new ones


Swapping your old terracotta pots for brightly colored new ones is another important way of brightening up your spring garden. Also, grab a little paint and spruce up your planters instead of transferring plants between holders. Stone paint is great for traditional pots. But plastic and glazed versions will look better from textured spray paint like Rustoleum. Make sure you protect the plants while your become crafty at the same time. 


3. Choose bold colors for your furniture


Consider swapping your old furniture for new models in vibrant colors. A yellow bench and a bold blue dining set will add glamor to your garden. In fact, you can transform old furniture to look new with a touch of paint. It will help spruce up your spring garden.


4. Paint the wall or the shed


Paint can do a lot of things to brighten up your garden. Take a coat of sunset orange paint and apply it to your lonely garden shed or even the brick wall in your garden. It is a great way to simply add some color to your garden. In fact, you can paint it over the next year if you don't like the color. Additionally, hanging outdoor art can be great - check out this great outdoor canvas art


5. Getting creative with gravel


Many of us fill spaces of the garden with gravel. Most of the time, we end up buying dull stones that don't really offer anything to the garden space. Make sure you choose blue or purple slate or green granite gravel to brighten up the areas around your lawn.


6. Bring out the textiles


Cushions are a great way to become creative with textiles. Pick up some vibrant covers to be used when dining outside during the warmer weather months. Ikea's Nästön range is a great option in this regard. Parasols, bench covers, and swing love seat shades are great to enhance the appearance of your outdoor space. Either go with colors that match a specific scheme or be brave enough to choose oolors that clash.


Little changes can make a huge difference when it comes to brightening up your garden for spring. Try some of the above methods and enjoy a vibrant outdoor space.

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