Can you believe we're almost at the end of February? We're definitely starting to see some longer, brighter days creeping in, which means spring is well and truly on the way! With drier, warmer days just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for spring 2021. 

If you've taken a look at the Prime Minister's roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, you'll notice that two households (up to 6 people) will be able to meet outdoors by the end of March. That's not too far away! We're sure you'll want to welcome your friends and family into your garden after months apart, so it's important that your garden is looking its best. Here are a few things you can do to get your garden ready for spring 2021.

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Upgrade your old deck

Many homeowners in the UK have an old timber deck that's been quietly rotting and warping in the damp weather for years. People lead busy lifestyles which means sanding, staining, and sealing a timber deck falls to the bottom of a very long list of garden tasks that need to be done. As such, there are a lot of old wooden decks that could be replaced with composite decking to clean the garden up in time for spring. 

If you've read our blog composite decking vs wood deckingyou'll know that composite decking requires much less maintenance than a traditional timber deck. You'll never have to sand, stain, or seal your deck again! But that's not the only benefit:

  • Composite decking is naturally water-resistant, meaning the boards won't rot
  • The colour pigments in composite decking boards don't fade in the sun
  • Composite decking can be washed down with warm soapy water to keep it looking its best

So, if you think your garden would benefit from a deck upgrade, don't hesitate to have a look at the different composite decking ranges that we offer. We're sure we have a syle/shade that will suit your garden perfectly. 

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 lawn care

Look after your lawn 

It's normal for your lawn to look lacklustre as it emerges from winter. The cold temperatures, wet weather, and dark days will stunt your lawn's growth and make it lose its green, luscious appearance.

Don't worry, this is totally normal, but it is important that you get on top of your lawn care before we head into the warmer months to give your lawn the best chance of recovering. 

Here are a few of the lawn care jobs you should do in spring to help your lawn bounce back:

  • Overseeding - this is where you sow a surplus of lawn seeds to help the grass grow thicker. 
  • Topdressing - this involves adding a new layer of soil mixes to the top of your lawn to improve soil quality.
  • Dealing with pests - some pests are especially prevalent during winter, spring is the time to treat them and remove their traces from your lawn.
  • Aeration - this is where you puncture the surface of the lawn to help prevent waterlogging and turf compaction.
  • Scarifying - this is a process that involves removing the dead moss and thatch from the surface of your lawn.
  • Weed treatment - there are a lot of species of weed that can pop up in your lawn during winter, now is the time to treat them.

This might seem like a lot of work, but don't worry, there are lawn care professionals who are more than happy to help you take care of your garden and carry out a spring lawn treatment while you sit back and relax.

composite decking seating area

Spring accessories

If you're planning on entertaining guests in your garden throughout spring, then it's important that you invest in some garden accessories. Here you can see a seating area that's been created using our composite deck boards. This is something you can speak to us about if you'd like to create something similar in your garden. Of course, you could choose a more traditional seating area if this design doesn't take your fancy. 

Other spring accessories that will bring your garden to life are:

  • Planters filled with bright flowers and tasty herbs
  • A BBQ - an essential garden accessory for feeding guests through spring/summer
  • A parasol to provide shade from the spring sunshine
  • A fire pit to keep your guests warm during chilly spring evenings

So there you have it, a few different things for you to think about if you're starting to get your garden ready for spring 2021. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.