Make your garden March-nificent!
Now that early spring has sprung it’s great to go outside and enjoy watching more of nature wake up. And it encourages us all to start putting our gardens in order!
When considering plans, some people ask us how they can use their front garden for other purposes like parking cars and still make it look attractive. Even with garages there are more cars to accommodate these days – from those of grown-up children to BBQ guests!
Well, there are plenty of ways to make your front garden look beautiful and still cater for your needs and be functional. And, if you’re worried about unsightly patches, there are a variety of plants that will work their magic there too. Enjoy reading more about them – and other news – below!
Chris & all the Bushy team
As we’re going to talk about front gardens a little below, our March flower is daphne, because their scent makes them great to have by a gate or front door, where everyone will enjoy them.
Front gardens with va va vroom!
Yes you can have cars in a front garden and still make it look beautiful. When considering front garden surfaces for cars, try to avoid hard paving that is non-permeable and only pave the areas the car’s wheels will drive along, rather than the whole thing. Resin-bound gravel is better as it can be driven over, water will soak away and it can be planted through/round. There are also a variety of coloured, permeable lawn bricks to choose from. Talk to us about the options.
Planted areas will enable excess water to soak away and provide colour. There are many low-growing plants like sedums and succulents, alpines and heathers that will cover the ground around cars and make it all still feel like a garden.
Do some time travelling
The Watercress steam railway is re-opening for spring and is a sublime way to travel. If you time it right, you can combine a ride with a couple of hours’ walk through lovely countryside from Medstead station to see Jane Austen House in Chawton village and back again.
Lemons aren’t just for pancakes
We have a soft spot for the team at Great British BBQ, who encourage people to enjoy tasty recipes in their garden year-round in the great British fresh air! Lemons are in season in the UK from January to March, so here is their lemon chicken recipe for welcoming spring! Go on – get out there and try it!
It’s St Patrick’s Day on 17 March, so any excuse to consume drinks with a hint of shamrock green colour is good enough for us! Vodka lime soda is a particularly refreshing celebratory cocktail and there are some tasty twists on it, as well as other ideas, via Cosmopolitan here.
Until next time!
While we’ve focused on just a few areas here, at Bushy we offer a wide range of services, from large-scale landscaping to planting, maintenance and everything in between. Take a look at some of our work here – and give us a call about your garden projects!