With the longer days and warmer weather, spring is the perfect time to start to think about your home improvements. At Covers we love this time of year because it’s a time to start to plan, to think creatively and turn ideas into actions.
Creating more outdoor spaces
Decking can improve the feel of an outdoor space, and with the right materials, can be quick and easy to construct. Create the perfect barbeque space for the summer ahead, or a spot to sit with friends and family in the warm months to come. They also don’t take too much maintenance once constructed, and with the right care, can last for many years!
Add some personality to garden
Plant summer flowing bulbs
As the weeks go by, there is nothing better than looking out the window and seeing flowers begin to bloom. Plant a range of summer bulbs to add different colours, textures and patterns to your flower beds. With a little bit of nurture, you should see these return to your garden year on year.
Bring the indoors outside
With days getting longer and evenings warmer, it's the perfect time to make your garden feel like home. With the right furniture and accessories you can make your garden into the perfect space for dining, throwing parties or cosying up under the stars.
Create new spaces with on-trend landscaping
From building vegetable patches to restoring habitats for local wildlife, a move towards outside dining and vibrant colour palettes, gardening trends offer inspiration for the changes you could make to your own outdoor space. So whether yours is a flat balcony or a family garden - there is always potential to make the space a unique reflection of your style.
New paving for a modern touch
It is incredible what new paving can do to freshen up an outside space.
Replacing outdated paving slabs, with modern concrete or natural paving can instantly refresh your outside dining space, or pathways. Stepping stones across your lawn can also add a quirky touch, and edging around your flower beds can define borders, and create a more formal space.
A little bit of spring housekeeping
If you have fencing in your garden, check that it’s all secure and make repairs when you can. Though it is getting warmer, this is definitely the time to expect some strong winds, and a few stormy nights.
Take some time to check each panel and fixture, making note of where there may be problem areas. Protecting your fencing should prevent you from having to undertake emergency repairs over the next few months - benefiting you financially and saving you time.
Slugs and snails are about all year round, but seedlings are at higher risk during the spring so it’s important to take action.
Take control with biological control. Traps including scooped out half oranges, grapefruits or melon skins, laid cut side down, should help to reduce these pests. Jars filled partly with peel can be sunk into the soil near vulnerable plants too - just remember to empty these every morning.
As the weeks go by, it can be hard to keep momentum for the projects you start, which is why we suggest using a home projects calendar. This is a great way to make that the plans you make now aren’t forgotten.
Download the Covers Project Planner, to start planning your perfect spring garden.