Thursday, February 3, 2022
We are still in the middle of winter, but we are secretly looking forward to the nice weather. Those days when it starts to get warmer, we are outside more and more and nature comes back to life. The first beautiful days of the year are just around the corner and this is the perfect time to get your garden ready for spring.
1. The big garden clean-up
When the first beautiful day of the year arrives, it's a good idea to get the garden ready for spring. Your house gets a spring clean every season, so don't forget to do the same with your garden. Remove leaves, get rid of weeds, trim the grass and don't forget to clean the tiles. Do you have a fence? Remove the green algae and moss and your garden will look a lot better! With these colourful cleaning tools, cleaning the garden will be a joy.
2. Prune your plants
Pruning your plants may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it is very important to prune your plants at the right time. There are some plants that need to be pruned after the frost, such as shrubs, butterfly bushes, smoke and lavender. Make sure you use the right tools.
3. Decorate your garden
Once you've pruned and cleaned your garden, it's time to decorate it and make it cosier. Use greenery in the garden and let your plants shine in pretty plant pots and trays. Combine plant pots on the floor with lovely hanging baskets, which are also very suitable for smaller yards and balconies.
Tip: show the various possibilities and inspiration in your shop by decorating the pots and hanging baskets with plants.
You probably know that flowers and plants need to be watered regularly. A watering can is therefore very practical to have. Nowadays, watering cans are not just practical, they are available in various colours and shapes. Because of this, the watering cans also serve as decoration for the garden. And no matter what style the garden has, there is always a watering can to match.
4. Is your garden ready for spring? Enjoy flora and fauna!
Animals make a garden even more fun. The habitats of birds, insects and other animals are increasingly being affected. Nowadays, gardens are also increasingly designed to be low-maintenance. This means that the garden largely consists of tiles instead of vegetation.
This means that there are no 'messy spots' where insects feel at home. Nature can use some help. How about an insect hotel which has been specially designed for several species of insects? Bees brood and hibernate in the hollow bamboo stems and ladybirds like to rest in the dense material of the pine bark. Planting, such as a butterfly bush from which nectar can be collected, helps attract insects to the insect hotel.
Birds flying in and out make for a lively scene in the garden. But did you know that birds are also very useful in your garden? Great tits love the protein-rich processionary caterpillars, for example, which makes them an effective and nature-friendly means of combating the ever-increasing problem of processionary caterpillars. By placing a number of nesting boxes - especially made for the great tit - you bring a natural pesticide into your home.
Birds are also the perfect solution for combating mosquitoes, larvae and spiders. View our wide range of nesting boxes.