There’s nothing better than getting out and about in the garden when the spring sun is shining. Shaking off the winter blues and pulling on your summer shoes is enough to put anyone in a good mood, but you know what can make you feel even better this spring? A few quick and easy garden jobs that add value to your home, make your garden look pretty and increase the enjoyment you get out of your property.
1. Fix your fences
After a harsh winter of rain, hail and little to no shine, your fence is probably looking a little worse for wear. Sand it up, do any repairs it may require and give it a facelift with some timber stain. Got an iron fence? Clean it with warm, soapy water, repair any rust hat shown up and apply a coat f water repellent spray or paint to keep the elements out.
2. Manicure your lawn
Make your garden or yard look neat and tidy by mowing the lawn, trimming the edge for a sharply defined edge, and fill in sparse areas.
3. Patch up your pathways
If you have a concrete driveway now is the time to repair it. If you have pavers, fill any loosened joints with new stone or sand. Hose down and repeat.
Adding mulch to your garden beds can make them look much prettier than the loose soil, while improving the health of your plants.
5. Remove overgrown plants
There’s nothing worse than looking at a home that looks like it’s being reclaimed by nature. Overgrown foliage, plants and trees are a no-no. Either tidy them up into a more manageable state, or remove them entirely.
6. Plant some privacy
Privacy is becoming a highly coveted feature of homes in Australia. Create more privacy in your garden by planting fast growing screening plants such as bamboo, lily pilly, Little Gem Magnolia or Pittosporum Tenuifolims.
7. Repair retaining walls
Leaning, crumbling or weak-looking retaining walls are an eye-sore and a deal-breaker. For stone or brick walls, Minor cracks can be filled using a special epoxy or a concrete repair kit, remove loose mortar and replace with a fresh mix. If your wall is timber, remove any rotting parts and replace them with timber that has been treated for using with soil.
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