Create a colourful first impression with a fresh coat of paint on the front door and a bright mat.
Why not finish off your smart new look with a planter of spring bulbs on either side of your front door, to make your home bright and welcoming for your visitors.
Choose two large planters; half-fill with potting compost then place your spring bulbs in a close ring in the centre before continuing to fill the planters. This way, once the bulbs have died back, you can add a circle of other flowering plants later in the year, to keep the interest going a bit longer, then next year, your bulbs will be ready to flower again.
By incorporating water-absorbing gel or crystals when planting, you could save yourself a heap of time as the warm weather returns, as the crystals work by holding water next to the roots of your plants, helping them withstand the heat and remain fresh.