Get gardening for springtime

Now is the time to fling open the doors and enjoy outdoor living again.

  • 1 September, 2015
  • Backyard, Outdoor

It doesn’t matter if you live in a unit, townhouse, villa, house or a country property, it is likely your home has some outdoor living space to maximise and enjoy in warmer months. Here are a few top tips to enjoy al fresco living even more, whether your garden is big enough to run cattle or small enough just for pot plants. Grow your own Pot some plants, sow some seeds or start an orchard.  Whatever your property’s size or your personal commitment to gardening, the start of spring is the right time to roll up your sleeves, put on some gloves and get your hands dirty. Plant flowers with bright colours for springtime or grow edible produce for a practical and cost effective gardening option. You will also enjoy the health benefits of fresh produce like fruit, vegetables and herbs, and if you grow too much, you can also freeze, dry, pickle or even sell or gift wrap the surplus as presents. Paint the fence, mow the lawn, plant some coloured annuals and install a bird bath to make your outdoor haven a colourful, pleasant place. Spring is also the time to take cuttings and propagate plants that grow and spread – another easy way to add colour and provide more foliage in the garden without paying a cent. The only cost is a bit of your spare time, but the reward is an outdoor space you’ll just love relaxing in with family, friends or on your own for a bit of peace and quiet.

LJ Hooker NZ

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