Fill your steps with blooming bulbs. If you were wise, you may have potted bulbs in the fall, in which case, kudos! For those who did not plant bulbs, why not pick some up? traditional landscape by Le jardinet
Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. Then top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly, and finish with a layer of mulch.