Once the summer is underway, you want to be able to enjoy your backyard swimming pool and invite others to do the same. Allowing for that actually starts before then, back in the spring. In our previous post in this series, we took a look at 3 sets of preparation steps which we recommend you begin in early spring. Now we’ll consider some mid-spring steps you can add to your list, so you’re well on your way to delighting in your outdoor oasis once prime pool season hits!
Mid-Spring Activities Overview
Your well-pruned shrubbery and trees will probably be starting to bloom, and the clean-up that you did during early spring will begin to give you a good idea of where you may want to add some more plants. You’ve already added mulch and maybe some flower beds, so now your space is ready for some pops of color and other additions.
Mid-Spring Activities, Set 1: Planting Vegetables
In addition to some cool-season vegetables you may have planted during early spring, now is the time to really think through your veggie patch. This month-by-month guide can help you determine what might be the best timing for various options in your local climate. If you look at all the possibilities and realize you don’t have room, maybe this is the year to expand your vegetable garden. Time to till the soil, add dirt, consider building raised beds.
Not only will your grocery budget and health benefit, but when you can throw together a fresh-from-the-garden meal, you’ll have more time to stay home and enjoy that outdoor space.
Mid-Spring Activities, Set 2: Planting Flowers
While any perennials you plant now won’t be in full bloom quite yet, you can add in some cool-season annuals to help brighten your landscape in the meantime. Pansies and snapdragons are crowd-pleasing favorites! And don’t forget the possibility of container gardening. Whether you like to do your own arranging or purchase ready-to-go containers from your local garden center, containers offer great flexibility while also making a style statement that can contribute in a big way to your overall aesthetic. If you’re looking for a fun option, you might want to consider some glow-in-the-dark options like these planters and stones.
Mid-Spring Activities, Set 3: Considering Birding
Plants aren’t the only living things that can add beauty to your backyard. Birds can add multi-sensory benefits and, like all your guests, will be more likely to visit your colorful oasis if you offer them something to eat and drink. Bird houses, bird baths, bird feeders, and places to perch will all help attract these feathered friends to your space, enhancing the environment for other friends as well.
Continue reading with the Late Spring To Do List.
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