How to Give Your Garden a Spring Glow-Up

Cheerful tulips. Delightful daffodils. Perfect peonies. That’s right – we’re talking about gardens. With dreary days and frigid temperatures becoming less frequent, it’s safe to say many of us are dreaming of sunnier, warmer days spent tending to our gardens. 

This year, why not take things to the next level? You can make this space even more magical and impactful with a few easy changes. Here are our top tips for giving your garden a glow-up. 

Say yes to planters 

Even if you have a lot of space in your garden, don’t be afraid to incorporate planters throughout, too. They will add a lot of visual interest to what can otherwise be a flat plain.  

You can use them to corral herbs (more on that later), succulents, or a favourite selection of flowers. Consider using planters in different heights, materials and sizes and bold, unexpected colours to maximize the effect. 

Incorporate spots to sit 

Seating – it’s an absolute must when it comes to glowing up your garden. It takes your outdoor sanctuary to the next level, offering a spot to rest, reflect and socialize with friends and family. 

Options include a simple bistro table where you can enjoy your morning coffee, a picnic table, or a simple bench (you can choose something fancy or a rustic or DIY version for extra character). Add a few outdoor pillows and – chef’s kiss! – you’re good to go. 

Get creative with planters 

One way to add visual appeal to your garden is by getting creative with the containers you use. Some ideas we love include: 

  • Raised garden beds (this is a great DIY project to tackle) 
  • Old, thrifted crates 
  • Vintage wheelbarrows
  • A recycled pallet planter
  • An antique chair (with a hole cut in the seat for a pot)
  • A tower of pots 

Plant an herb garden 

You likely already have a few herbs mingling about in your garden, but it’s time to get intentional about it and take it up a notch. First, make sure you’re growing all the must-have varieties, like: 

  • Basil 
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Cilantro 

Next, consider how you want to display them (this is where you can have some fun!). Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Use classic terra cotta pots (you can plant them individually or group them in larger pots).
  • Designate a raised garden bed for herbs.
  • Pick up a new planter. You can go for fancy (like a stylish metal or wood elevated planter) or vintage (think rustic wooden boxes) for this – there are endless ideas!
  • Repurpose old mason jars.
  • Go vertical – there are so many ideas and DIY projects online to inspire you. 

Fresh herbs are a fantastic addition to your cooking (and tasty summer beverages, too!). Plus, growing your own herbs is a great way to live a little more sustainably. 

Shed some light on things 

Picture warm summer nights spent in your garden, sitting under the warm glow of charming string lights. Bliss! Lighting is an excellent way to add a ton of ambiance. 

Other ideas include fairy lights strung around your outdoor dining area, solar lights placed along pathways and the edge of your garden, and spotlights to highlight your favourite areas. 

Create a pathway to stroll 

Does your garden feature a path? If not, it should. There’s no better way to appreciate all your hard work than by taking a stroll through your beautiful flowers (and maybe fruits and veggies, too!).  

Incorporate a winding path made of mulch, stones, flagstone, or steppingstones (a quick and easy option). Channel all the Zen garden vibes you can, beneficial for inner peace and relaxation. 

Are you ready to stretch your green thumbs and dust off your gardening gloves? Your garden will be back in full bloom before you know it, and with these tips, it will be better than ever. 


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