Spring is the ideal time to start thinking about gardening: even if you only have a small patch of land at your disposal, there are plenty of plants and flowers that can immediately make it look colourful and feel cosy.
So which ones do we mean? In this article we’ll give you some tips on what to plant in a small garden in spring, even if you don’t have green fingers or much time.
Your starting point: garden exposure
First of all, it is important to choose plants that are well suited to the light conditions in your garden (exposure) and the climate in your area (in terms of temperature, wind and rainfall).
If you have a small sunny space, you can opt for flowers such as marigolds, daisies or roses, plants that love light and can withstand the high temperatures of spring and summer. However, you need to be very careful about water requirements: if you live in a very dry area, taking care of roses could become problematic!
If you have a shady garden, you can choose ‘classic’ flowers such as cyclamen or lilies of the valley, or flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas. These plants are perfect for adding a touch of colour and elegance to your green space without having to make too much effort.
Don’t have much time?
Are you always in a hurry but don’t want to give up on having a nice little garden? You can opt for plants that require little care such as cacti or other succulents such as echeveria or aloe vera. These varieties are hardy and can cope with difficult conditions, such as drought. They are also perfect for those who don’t really have green fingers or much time to devote to caring for plants.
If you are looking for something more colourful, choose lavender: rustic, unpretentious and able to withstand even very high temperatures. It also has a delicious scent, which will immediately transport you to a dreamlike place.
Another easy-to-grow alternative, if the soil is dry and in full sunlight, is rosemary: in winter it can withstand even very low temperatures and requires minimal maintenance. Not to mention that it is an excellent ally in the kitchen, from grills to side dishes.
With a few simple measures, even if you’re not a particularly keen gardener, you can design a perfect garden for spring. Choose the plants that suit your needs and enjoy your green space: a step that will improve your mood and also be good for your natural surroundings!