How To Transform Your Garden After A Bad Winter

How To Transform Your Garden After A Bad Winter

A particular tough winter season can truly wreak havoc for your garden, but thankfully there are many different solutions that you can explore to bring your outdoor space back to life in no time at all. This handy guide contains everything that you need to know to refresh, restore and revitalize your garden after a hard winter, making it easier than ever to get back on your gardening grind no matter how bad the weather has been!

So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more and get started today. 


Assess the damage

First things first, you need to take some time to assess the damage and see how bad of a state your garden is really in. Take the opportunity to tour your garden when the weather starts to let up, and see what has happened to your plantlife underneath all of the snow and ice. Have your plants withered up and passed on, or are they still fighting with all they have despite the cold, wind and rain? Has your garden played host to any pest, bugs or animals during the winter? Is your garden's perimeter still secure and intact? When you know exactly what condition your outdoor space is in, you’ll be able to make the most appropriate plan of action so that every issue is handled appropriately and in the right order. You may notice some serious issues that require your attention immediately, along with other less pressing problems that can be fixed later down the line. 


Start the clean up

With the high winds, treacherous rain and other ghastly weather conditions striking your garden during the winter, the chances of you falling victim to all manner of debris and general messiness in your garden is pretty high. So, when you know it’s safe to do so, it’s a good idea to start the clean up by getting rid of any junk that should not be inside your garden. Perhaps you find a carrier bag wedged between the branches of your tree, or maybe some trash from your bins has flown across your lawn. You’ll also likely have to deal with natural debris too, such as dead plants and old leaves. If you can take the time to create a clear, open space with no troublesome mess around, then you’ll stand the best chance of bringing your garden back to life in the most attractive fashion after a tough winter. 


Replant & Revitalize

The likelihood of certain species of plant falling sick or dying completely during the winter is very high, especially if you encounter a particularly harsh winter season that sees weeks of snow, ice and sub zero temperatures. So, it’s possible you’re going to need to replant or at least revitalize your garden so that you can once again enjoy a flourishing green paradise that attracts and sustains local wildlife. If you find any plants that are no longer in a good condition, then be sure to pull them out at the root so that no remnants of the plant are left behind. Always prepare the soil properly before you intend on replanting, as you may find it helpful to water and upturn the soil for a week or so before you put new seeds or plants there. Consider using hardier plants that will be able to stand strong through the next winter that will quickly swing round, otherwise you will find yourself in the same position next year with an empty, lifeless garden when the snow clears up!


Prep for the summer months

Now that the winter is over, you can start to prep your garden for the summer months that lay ahead. People tend to spend much more time in their gardens during the summer when the sun is out and the temperature is hot, and this is an opportunity that you should certainly take advantage of and subsequently prepare for! Dig out any of your outdoor furniture, including a dining table and chairs so that you and your loved ones can eat al fresco. Set up a barbecue station that you can use to grill and cook outside, as this is one of the biggest blessings of the warm summer months that many people miss during the winter. Add some solar powered lights that can guide the way during the evening, and don’t forget the citronella candles to keep the creepy crawlies at bay! 



Transforming your garden after a particularly bad winter has never been such a simple task when you can utilize these tried and tested tips and tricks.