Our Favorite Spring Garden Ideas

Our Favorite Spring Garden Ideas

The snow has gone, and now planting time is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start coming up with some spring garden ideas. Springtime is often associated with deep cleaning and getting things around your home in order after a long and dreary winter. That makes it the perfect time to spruce up your garden. 

Longer evenings and warmer days are ideal for spending time outdoors. And what better place to be than in your beautiful garden? Here’s a look at some of our favorite ideas to make your spring garden a luxurious escape that will last all summer and long into the fall. 

Spring Clean Your Outdoors

Do you know what makes a spring garden magazine-worthy? It’s not the size or the number of flowers. It’s simply how clean, organized, and intentional it is. So cleaning is a great place to start with your spring garden!

Wash your outdoor windows so you can enjoy your garden from the inside just as well as the outside. Cut your grass and apply a spring fertilizer. Adjust your sprinklers so your grass doesn’t develop dry spots in the summer heat. Till your garden. Aerate your lawn. Pull any weeds. Trim your trees if they need it. Throw away any garbage and clean up after your pets. Fix anything outdoors that was damaged during the winter.

Spring cleaning your yard can be a lot of work, so consider hiring a professional to help. Putting in the work now will help set your yard and garden up for success all summer long, and lead to a healthier landscape in the years to come. 

Use Containers

Your ability to have a beautiful garden area shouldn’t be dependent on space. Planting containers and boxes are the perfect way to bring your yard to life, regardless of how big or small it is. Planters can be expensive when you buy them new, but they typically last for many years. If price is a concern, you can bring old planters to life by cleaning them up a little and even refreshing them with a coat of spray paint. Mix and match planters for a modern look, and don’t forget to vary the height. 

Planters are ideal for many plants because you can easily relocate the planters to another section of your yard. If your plants are getting too much sun, you can transfer them to a shady place or vice versa. There’s a lot to think about when you plant a container, like the size of the pot, the types of plants you put in it, the kind of soil you use, and where it will be located. Be sure that all the plants in a single pot have similar drainage, sunlight, and watering frequency requirements.

If you’re worried about having enough room to place planters on the ground, consider alternate options. Hanging baskets can be a beautiful and space-saving way to display planters. You can also put them on balconies, decks, porches, and right outside your front door. Planters are one of our favorite spring garden ideas for yards of every shape and size!

Go All Out On Flowers

It’s hard to have too many flowers, especially when it comes to spring varieties like tulips and daffodils. Spring is too late to plant tulips and daffodils since the bulbs need to be planted in the fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these beautiful blooms. You can find potted tulips and daffodils in full bloom, then save the bulbs and plant them in the fall. 

If you missed the boat on tulips and daffodils, there are still other options for spring flowers. Just be sure to wait to plant until the last expected frost date for your area. That’s typically around April 11 for cities in northern Utah. Once the danger of frost has passed, you can plant pansies, marigolds, petunias, zinnias, sunflowers, hydrangeas, and many other spring flowers.

Refresh Your Gathering Area

Do you have a patio with dirty, faded seating? Spruce it up a bit so you can enjoy it, and even invite some guests to hang out there with you. Perhaps you’ve got a large back porch that’s currently holding a rusty bbq grill and some old toys. Grab a new patio set, or upcycle and give new life to one that needs a little love.

Clean, fresh seating can transform your entire garden and make it a place you want to spend as much time as possible! Don’t forget to add some warm touches like outdoor throw pillows, a table centerpiece, and, of course, a few plants.

Incorporate Lighting

There’s something magical about spending a spring evening outdoors with a fire burning and some mood-setting lighting. Landscape lighting can take your spring garden to the next level, and there are options available for everyone.

Solar garden lights are an easy addition and can be used to light up a walkway or accent your planters. String lights hanging from a trellis creates a perfect atmosphere for an evening chess game or a family dinner. Lanterns are another great option for outdoor lighting. 

Feed the Birds

Bird feeders are a fun addition to any spring garden, and they’re easy to set up and take care of. You can buy bird feeders at your local home improvement store, and you’ll be rewarded with the sound of birds chirping in the early morning hours. As an added bonus, the birds you welcome to your yard will help keep spiders and other pests at bay. 

LaytonScape Can Help Design Your Spring Garden

Now that your creative juices are flowing, LaytonScape is here to help bring your spring garden ideas to life! Our knowledgeable and experienced team has the tools and skills to tackle your landscaping project today. Are you still stuck on what kind of design you’d like? We can help with that too.  We are a full-service landscaping provider, and we offer sprinkler system installation, garden design, water features, landscape installation, and more!

We provide landscape services to clients across northern Utah, including Ogden, Park City, Layton, Kaysville, Farmington, Bountiful, Clearfield, Morgan, and Huntsville. Contact us today to get started on your landscaping project!