Spring Planning: A Gardeners Guide To Beating The Winter Blues

Posted on: 28 January 2020

If you thrive on gardening and being outdoors surrounded by nature, winter can cause a serious case of the gardener's blues. You look out across your landscape and all you see is bareness, ice, or snow. However, you don't have to let the winter season get you down, and planning for spring is the best way to beat the winter blues.

Create a plan

What changes do you want to make to your outdoor landscape this year? Winter is a great time to take stock of what is working and what isn't. Sketch your outdoor space and make changes for improvement.

What can you add to enhance your existing flower beds and gardens? Maybe a cobblestone path leading up to the garden would be just the thing you need to bring new life to your yard. Maybe it's time to update your patio from a concrete slab to paving stones to give it a new look.

Visit a landscaping supply company

Visiting a landscaping supply company will help you get a vision for what you want to change or design. Check out the colors and styles of stones that would be a good match for your home's exterior. Checking out the prices will help you start saving now for your springtime landscape upgrade.

Discuss what's trending and new with the staff at your landscaping store. They may be able to give you some ideas for your upcoming projects. Take a photo of your home along with you to make comparing styles and colors of stone to your home's exterior easier.

Order seed catalogs

What gardener doesn't love seed catalogs? If you're not finding any in your mailbox, search online for seed catalogs and sign up for their mailing list. Yearly seed catalogs are filled with new species of plants and will keep you updated on the latest gardening trends.

Dream big by selecting a few new plants to try around your home this year. Seed catalogs are a great place to get ideas for combining plants and flowers for the best eye appeal. Determine what plants or flowers you will need to duplicate a lovely display from the catalog.

Fortunately, winter won't last forever, and springtime will arrive with new possibilities for gardening and landscaping around your home. The winter season means less outdoor work, which makes it a perfect time to grab a notebook and start planning for spring.