Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the Year

Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the Year

It’s time to give your balcony a fresh start for the year so you can be sure it will thrive as the months warm up and you start getting busy sowing seeds, planting out, and harvesting. It might be cold outside or even seem like there isn’t so much to be doing on a balcony at this time of year, but it is the perfect time to get some tidying up done and put plans into place. So what can you do at this time of year to spruce up your balcony? 

  1. Sweep and scrub 
  2. Check out storage and pots 
  3. Prune and deadhead
  4. Make plans 

Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the Year With a Cleanup 

Sweeping and scrubbing your balcony at this time of year is an excellent way to freshen things up and get ready for the year ahead. Sweep up debris and scrub off any pot marks, clean the railings, and on finer days, you could even give things that need it a lick of paint. You’ll be good to go in spring if you do this now. 

Check Your Storage and Pots to Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the New Year

If you have storage on your balcony, you could give it a clear-out and discard anything you don’t need, so you have plenty of room for new gardening accessories in the new year. If you don’t have storage but would like a space to store pots or tools over winter, make some space and measure up for further storage. If you have any pots lying around, give them a cleanup ready for spring and store them safely. 

Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the Year by Pruning and Deadheading 

You can give your plants a tidy-up by removing dead, diseased, or damaged material and even replenishing compost in the pots if needed. By removing fallen leaves and any other unwanted plant material, you will see a big difference and ensure you aren’t harbouring any pests or diseases underneath or around your pots and containers. 

Make Plans to Give Your Balcony a Fresh Start for the New Year 

If the weather isn’t favourable or you are not sure what you want to grow for the year ahead, why not wrap up warm, pull up a chair and sit outside on the balcony while you make some plans. Being out there will give you the opportunity to move about some pots or containers, write lists of things you would like to do, and get planning for a thriving space. 

Balcony gardening can be advantageous and productive with flowers and edibles, so make use of your space and enjoy growing your balcony garden.

Visit us in store for pots, containers, compost, and everything you need for a balcony garden. 

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