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Prepare your garden or balcony for spring!

The countdown to spring has truly begun! That means it's high time to get your garden ready for the season. Perhaps your garden - like many others - has received less love than usual over the past winter. But don't worry, now is the time to change that!

As the days gradually lengthen and the weather improves, this is the perfect moment to breathe new life into your outdoor space. Give your garden the attention it deserves and ensure it becomes a beautiful and vibrant place to enjoy in the springtime. Our handy tips will have your garden ready for springtime in no time!

5 tips to make your garden spring-ready!

1. The big spring clean-up

Green Algae on Tiles? 5 Methods to Remove It:

With spring around the corner, it's time to freshen up your outdoor space, but green algae on tiles can be a pesky obstacle. Not only does it make your patio or driveway look neglected, but it can also become dangerously slippery. Often, scrubbing without chemicals is sufficient to remove the green algae from your tiles.

Hot Water and Brush/Broom: Sometimes, the combination of hot water and a good scrub with a brush or broom is enough to remove green algae. Start by thoroughly wetting the tiles and then use the brush or broom to scrub away the algae. This can be surprisingly effective, especially with light algae.

However, if the green algae is more stubborn, you can switch to these more effective methods:

Green soap: Green soap is a mild detergent that can be effective for removing green algae. Mix green soap with water to create a cleaning solution. Apply the mixture to the tiles and let it sit for some time. Then, use a brush to scrub away the algae and rinse the tiles thoroughly with clean water.

Vinegar solution: Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture generously on the affected tiles and let it sit for some time, for example, 30 minutes to an hour. Then, use a stiff brush or broom to scrub away the algae. Finally, rinse the tiles with clean water to wash away the vinegar solution and the loosened algae.

Pressure washer: If you have a pressure washer, this can be a very effective way to remove green algae. However, keep in mind that too much pressure can damage the tiles. Start with a lower pressure setting and test it on a small area to see how the tiles react before using it on the entire surface.

Biological cleaner: There are various biodegradable cleaners on the market specifically designed for removing green algae. These cleaners are often safer for the environment and can be just as effective as traditional cleaners. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the best results.

2. Find the perfect furniture for your garden

At MilaTonie, you'll find a wide selection of iron bistro sets, garden benches, and garden chairs that are perfect for your outdoor space, whether you have a small balcony or a large garden. With spring weather on the horizon, finding the right garden furniture is a must for cozy outdoor moments. Our pieces are not only practical but also instantly add charm to any place they're placed.

Choose from various models and sizes to brighten up your outdoor space. Explore our extensive collection of garden furniture and find the garden set that perfectly suits your garden. So, get ready for the spring season and enjoy relaxing moments in your own garden paradise with one of our iron bistro sets, garden benches, or garden chairs!

3. The ideal flower pots for your garden!

When choosing flower pots for your balcony or garden, it's important to consider the size, material, and style:

Size: Consider how much space you have and choose a flower pot that fits accordingly. For a balcony, you might want to save space with compact pots, while in the garden, you have more freedom to choose larger ones.

Material: Flower pots are available in various materials such as wood, iron, metal, ceramic, and stone. Each material has its own look and properties. Choose a material that complements the style of your outdoor space and is suitable for the plants you want to place.

Style: Whether you prefer a modern, sleek look or a more classic appearance, choose a flower pot that complements the overall style of your outdoor space and reflects your personal taste.

Pot Size for Your Plants: When choosing the right pot size for your plants, it's important to ensure that the roots have enough space to grow but not too much so that the soil remains excessively moist. Generally, the rule of thumb is: the larger the plant, the larger the pot. Opt for small herbs and flowers in pots with a diameter of 15-20 cm and for larger plants like shrubs and trees, pots of 30 cm or larger.

Best Fill for Flower Pots: Good potting soil is essential for healthy plants. Choose high-quality potting soil specifically formulated for your type of plants. Ensure the potting soil has good drainage to remove excess water and consider adding hydro granules to the bottom of the pot to improve drainage and prevent root rot. With the right pot size and high-quality potting soil, you lay a solid foundation for healthy and thriving plants.

At Milatonie, you'll find an extensive selection of flower pots in various sizes, materials, and styles, ensuring you'll find the perfect flower pot for your balcony or garden. And did you know that besides traditional flower pots, you can also place flowers and plants in items like watering cans for a playful and creative effect? Get inspired and discover all the possibilities to brighten up your outdoor space!

4. Find the decoration that perfectly fits your garden.

Complete your garden or balcony with our extensive collection of garden decorations. From practical watering cans and buckets to handy thermometers and rain gauges, we have everything you need to beautify your outdoor space. Add a personal touch to your garden with colorful garden stakes or start your own herb garden from your balcony with our convenient planter boxes. Explore our range of garden decorations and accessories and give your garden or balcony an extra touch of charm! With our garden decorations, you'll turn your outdoor space into a true paradise.

Watering Cans: Discover our extensive range of decorative watering cans, buckets, milk cans, and tubs! These charming additions bring a touch of character and charm to your garden or balcony. With their unique designs, they add a sense of authenticity and rural beauty to your outdoor space. Whether you prefer a rustic look or a more contemporary style, our decorative accents are available in various styles and designs, making them real eye-catchers that attract attention and enrich the atmosphere. Bring your outdoor space to life with these charming additions and create a warm and inviting environment where you can relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of outdoor living.

Garden Decorations: Explore our range of garden decorations! Whether you want to brighten up your garden, balcony, or terrace, we have everything you need to transform your outdoor space into a cozy and inviting place. From colorful garden stakes and decorative statues to practical planter boxes and charming zinc tubs, our garden decorations add a personal touch to your garden or terrace. Be inspired by our wide selection and give your outdoor space a unique look that you can enjoy every day!

5. Bird-Friendly Gardens: Tips to Attract Birds to Your Garden!

Do you want more birds in your garden? Creating a welcoming environment is the key to attracting birds. Start by placing bird feeders filled with seeds, grains, and nuts specifically formulated for birds. Then, add a few birdhouses in strategic locations so they have a safe place to nest and shelter. Additionally, bird cages with nesting materials can help attract birds looking to build their nests.

With our high-quality birdhouses, bird cages, and bird feeders, you not only provide a welcoming environment for birds but also add a touch of charm to your patio, garden, or balcony. Check out our range and give the birds in your garden the perfect place to rest, nest, and enjoy a tasty meal.

The most beautiful textiles for your outdoor table

Discover our versatile kitchen textile series! Whether you want to brighten up your dining table with a beautiful tablecloth, add extra comfort to your chairs with chair cushions, or protect yourself from heat with oven mitts and pot holders, we have everything you need for a stylish and functional kitchen experience.

Our tablecloths come in various patterns, colors, and sizes, including square, rectangular, and round options, so you'll always find something that matches your style and table. In addition to our beautiful tablecloths, we offer a range of matching table runners and comfortable chair cushions to complete your dining table.

Don't forget to protect yourself while cooking with our oven mitts and pot holders, available in a range of attractive designs to complement any kitchen style. And don't overlook our trendy kitchen aprons, which not only provide protection but also add a touch of fun to your kitchen routine.

Whether you're a fan of classic elegance, modern trends, rustic charm, or vibrant prints, our kitchen textile collection has something for everyone. Explore our kitchen textile series and add a personal touch to your kitchen with our stylish and practical kitchen textile products.

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Discover more inspiration for the outdoors

read our garden blogs!

Are you looking for extra inspiration to get your garden, patio, or balcony perfectly ready for the new season? Then you've come to the right place! Discover our extensive collection of garden blogs filled with tips, tricks, and creative ideas to turn your outdoor space into a true paradise.

Immerse yourself in the warm and cozy spring atmosphere as you browse through our garden blogs. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting to decorate your outdoor space, there's always something new to discover. Ready to bring your green oasis to life? Read on and be inspired by our garden blogs!

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