We’re officially now well into Spring, and though there’s no denying that we’re still experiencing the odd patch of rain and cold, generally speaking, things are brightening up! The days are getting longer, the bees are beginning to reappear, and there’s a sense of optimism in the air. So, if you’ve got plans to make the most of the season of new beginnings, you might want think about the ways you can get your garden back to its best. It’s time for a spring spruce up, and not just for your composite fence panels or gate boards – there are plenty of other areas that you can work on to get your garden spring ready. Here are just a few of our suggestions!Prepare a relaxing spaceMake sure to replace things that are past the point of saving, and give everything a wipe down to get rid of any dirt or undesirable creatures which might have taken up residence over the winter. So, as the evenings begin to warm up, the garden becomes a prime location for socialising with friends or family, so you want to make sure that yours is as comfortable and inviting as possible! You’ll want to provide a sufficient seating area that can accommodate whatever size group you plan on entertaining, so you’ll need to ensure that your garden furniture hasn’t been weakened by damp, rot, or pests.Get into gardeningIf you’ve got green fingers, this is the time of year to give your flowerbeds and shrubberies a bit of tender love and care. Give your borders a tidy up, and clear away any dead plants, pests or any other debris that could potentially spoil the ambience of your beautiful garden. Feeling a change of scenery? Bring in a few new floral additions to bring a bit of extra vibrancy to your garden, and your guests will love your new garden just as much as you will.Try out adding a compost binContinuing down the gardening route, a compost bin is a great way of processing your garden’s organic waste. As it breaks down, you’ll get a fantastically rich compost that you can use to sustain your garden plants. If you’d like, you can buy this on a budget, or if you consider yourself a bit of a DIY guru, you could always put one together yourself with some spare wood!Keep it topped up, and give it a turn every couple of weeks with a garden fork so that it stays aerated and fresh. That way, you’ll have a constant supply of fresh compost that you can use to add nourishment to your garden.Make sure to take care of your composite fence panelsNow is as good a time as any to give your garden fence a check over. Happily, as we’ve covered before, composite fence panels are very low-maintenance, so you don’t need to expend a tonne of effort and energy to keep them looking at their best. We’ve previously published a full guide on how to care for your composite fence panels, but in a nutshell, a soft brushing down every now and then will probably do the job just fine. And in case you’re asking ‘should I paint my composite fence?’, the answer is a resounding no! It can invalidate your warranty, and there’s no guarantees that it’ll come out looking exactly how you want it to. Trust us, leave the paintbrushes for timber panels.If you find fence maintenance with timber panels a bit of a hassle though, it’s always worth considering some of our composite panels. As a fantastic alternative to timber, it offers a number of advantages, including significantly improved durability, as well as environmental benefits. Here at North Valley Composites, we stock a wide range of composite fence boards, panels, and accessories, in a wide variety of styles and colours to suit any taste. If you’ve got any specific questions or need anything clarified, we’re here to help – don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01282 677300.