The spring and summer months are when we tend to spend the most time in our gardens, meaning we give them the most attention then too. But this year, things might be a little different as people look for safe ways to spend time with friends and family throughout the winter months.
While the weather might be colder, it is possible to enjoy your garden over the winter months. With some hard work, you can ensure your garden is somewhere you’ll want to spend time this season.
Here are some of the ways you can get your garden ready for winter.
Keep it tidy and organised
It’s easy for your garden to become a little neglected over the winter months. From avoiding the weeding to letting leaves and debris pile up – it’s easy for your garden to look less than pristine. While your lawn won’t need cutting once the days get shorter, a final thorough trim will keep things looking fresh.
It’s also a good time to pay attention to the health of your trees and plants. The Sydney Tree Company could help you prune your trees and make sure they’re in good health. With a bit of regular maintenance, you can make sure your garden stays nice and presentable.
Invest in some evergreens
Evergreen plants make a wonderful addition to your garden. They retain their look year-round and can be a welcome sight when your other flowers, plants and trees are looking a bit bare. Some essential evergreens include fir and holly, but you might want to invest in some smaller plants too. With little maintenance required, you can make sure your garden thrives at this time of year.
Warm it up
Want to make the most of your outdoor entertaining space? It’s time to warm it up! Just because the weather is colder, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your garden. Some of the ways you can make your garden cosy in winter include adding a fire or outdoor heaters, creating a shelter and investing in a gazebo. With plenty of blankets, warmth and shelter, there’s no reason why you can’t entertain outdoors during the winter months too.
Winter is a tough time for wildlife, so why not encourage them into your garden. From hedgehog houses to bird feeders, there are a lot of simple things you can do that your local wildlife will be grateful for. You can spend the next few months creating a more eco-friendly garden that will not only encourage wildlife, but make your garden more eco-friendly too.
While there’s a lot of uncertainty on the way over the coming months, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make plans. Your garden provides the perfect opportunity for some socially-distant meetings that will help you make memories even during the darkest times. Get to work on getting your garden in shape for winter and make the most of your outdoor space throughout the year.