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4 ways to prepare your outdoor space for spring when it’s still cold out

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Mid-March is the shoulder between winter and spring and the perfect time to prepare your garden for the season ahead. While the temperatures are still quite moderate and there’s ample rain in the forecast, the weeks ahead are a great opportunity to find inspiration online by looking at seed catalogs and vibrant light designs. Plus, outlining what you want to achieve with your outdoor space this year will ensure that as soon as it’s warm enough your time outside will be spent with less digging in the dirt and more relaxing on the patio. Continue reading for some tips that will help you get your spring garden in check.

Have some quality garden tools on hand

Break open that shed and make sure that you have access to all the gardening tools that you’ll need this season. Not only should you make a list that includes items like a trowel, some pruning shears, a shovel, a wheelbarrow, a garden hoe and/or rake, a pair of gardening gloves, and some water equipment, but you should also make sure that all of your tools are decent quality so that you can rely on them for the months to come. After all, when summer hits it can be hard to find these items left on the shelves, so now is a good time to replace anything that isn’t in good repair. 

Consider your garden space and what will grow there

If you don’t already have an established garden location, early spring is the perfect time to scope it out. Consider how much space you have to work with, how much sunlight hits that area, whether it’s level ground or a gentle slope, and/or if the air around it will form a frost pocket. The topography of your landscape is key when it comes to a successful garden. Once you narrow down a location you can consider the types of plants and/or vegetables you’ll be able to grow. 

Get your pots, trays, and seeds ready

Now that you know the types of plants and/or vegetables that will grow in your garden you can take the next steps in your seasonal preparation. Aside from picking up your desired seeds, you’ll also want to get a supply of pots and trays. Since many seedlings are too weak to survive spring weather, your pots and trays will work great for getting them started, allowing you to transfer them outdoors when they grow larger and the weather is more ideal.

Choose some LED patio lights

There are so many lighting options when it comes to decorating your outdoor space. Whether you aim to heighten your security, add some extra safety with illuminated areas, or simply improve your ambiance, LED patio lights can do all this and more.

Choose from a wide variety of directional lights, step deck lights, well lights, path lights, and LED garden lights with black, rust, and brass finishes. Whether you want to mount your lighting, stick it in the ground, or have a flushed installation, there are so many vibrant ways to put your LED patio lights on display this season.

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