Spruce up your garden for spring

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As the first signs of spring start to show and the countdown to lighter longer days begins, there’s no better time to get inspiration and start to prepare your garden to take centre stage.

From storage to pots and planters and clever compact furniture there is plenty you can do now that will help to make the most of your outdoor area in the warmer months.

The experts at Wayfair share some top tips on how to get your garden spruced up for spring.

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Outdoor refresh

“After the cold, windy and wet winter months, your garden is undoubtedly in need of some TLC.

“A new season can provide the motivation to give gardens a makeover. It may be that a day of sweeping, clearing and pressure washing is all that’s needed to prepare the space for warmer days to come.

“Whatever your garden needs, a little pre-planning can go a long way to get the most out of your budget if that’s the route you are taking.

“Start by creating a wish list or moodboard of what you like and what you'd ideally like in the space. Pinterest is a great tool for pulling together boards and finding inspiration.”

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Vertical grow your own

“No matter the size of your outdoor space, enjoy the benefits of growing your own with the addition of some wall hung planters.

“Kitchen herbs grown close to the back door or kitchen window can be easily picked to add flavour to home cooking, whilst also enhancing the aroma of your garden. Mint, rosemary, sage and thyme can be grown all year round in British gardens.”

Garden storage

“If you are short on ground space, practical garden storage is essential. From garden shelves to provide a place to display extra greenery, to smart and stylish storage boxes to stow away garden tools and outdoor cushions when not in use.

“A potting table will also provide the perfect place to plant up seedlings and keep your potting mix and tools in one tidy space.”

Garden tool kit

“Ensure you can keep your garden looking its best by investing in all the essential tools to help you do just that.

“Make sure you have the basics covered and if you have old tools that have seen better days now is the time to replace them. If you’re not sure what you need, check out this guide from the Royal Horticultural Society.

“A sturdy galvanised steel watering can will protect against rust, whilst being put to regular good use keeping plants hydrated.”

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Compact furniture - Space-savers

“Fold-away garden furniture will maximise your space. Quick and easy to pop up when you want to enjoy an afternoon cuppa or dine alfresco, a compact bistro table and chairs can be stored simply out of sight when not in use, keeping a smaller garden clutter free.

“A hanging table will provide a petite tabletop, transforming a balcony for spring days and summer evenings.”

Find more ideas, advice and inspiration at Wayfair or visit Avant Life.