Spring is a season of renewal, growth, and fresh beginnings. As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your yard for the season.
We’ve curated some of our favorite springtime must-haves to help you get outside and make the most of this beautiful season. (Bonus: You’ll be totally prepared when summer finally arrives!)
1. Flowering Plants
One of the best ways to celebrate spring is by adding some flowering plants to your yard. Whether you prefer colorful annuals like petunias and marigolds or perennials like tulips and daffodils, there are plenty of options to choose from. Flowering plants not only add visual interest to your yard but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, which are essential for the health of your garden.
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2. Outdoor Furniture
As the weather warms up, it’s time to start spending more time outside. Whether you have a small balcony or a sprawling backyard, investing in some outdoor furniture is a great way to make the most of your outdoor space. Consider a comfortable patio set, a cozy outdoor sofa, or a hammock for lazy afternoons in the sun.
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3. Lawn Care Tools
Spring is the perfect time to get your lawn in shape for the season. Make sure you have all the necessary lawn care tools, such as a lawn mower, edger, and trimmer, to keep your yard looking neat and tidy. You can fertilize and water your lawn regularly to encourage healthy growth or plant a no-mow lawn that’s environmentally friendly!
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4. Garden Tools
If you plan on starting a vegetable or herb garden this spring, make sure you have all the necessary tools on hand. A trowel, cultivator, and garden hose are essential for planting and maintaining a healthy garden. Don’t forget to add some compost or fertilizer to your soil for extra nutrients.
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5. Outdoor Lighting
With the days getting longer, you’ll likely spend more time outside in the evenings. Outdoor lighting can help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply relaxing on your patio. Consider string lights, lanterns, or solar-powered path lights to add some ambiance to your outdoor space.
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6. Bird Feeders
Another great way to celebrate spring is by attracting birds to your yard. Hang a bird feeder and fill it with seeds or suet to attract a variety of feathered friends. Not only will you enjoy watching them flit around your yard, but birds also help control pests like mosquitoes and aphids.
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BONUS: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
Did you know that hummingbirds don’t require special pre-mixed, artificially colored food? You can make your own with this simple recipe:
- 1 part white cane sugar
- 4 parts boiling water
Change the water in your hummingbird feeders every 2-3 days, especially in hot weather, to prevent bacteria growth.
Get Into the Spring of Things!
Springtime is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your home and yard. From flowering plants to lawn care tools to bird feeders, there are plenty of ways to make the most of this beautiful season. So go ahead and embrace the new beginnings that spring has to offer, and get ready to enjoy the warmer weather and longer days ahead.