Despite the weather getting colder, it is no time to get idle when maintaining an outdoor space, as there are plenty of jobs for your garden in the winter. From choosing interesting planting themes and signage to planning and preparing the space for the spring and summer, there is a wide variety of interesting projects you can undertake as the nights draw in. In this article, we will take a look in detail at what you can do to take care of your winter garden. Let’s begin.
Taking the time to rake your lawn helps to get rid of any moss or wastage in your garden space. This will not only make planting easier in the spring and summer, but it will save you the having to clean far more clutter once the weather starts to get warmer.
Using a soft bristled brush will help you to sweep away fallen leaves from a patio space or your composite decking without scratching the surface. Once you clear away any fallen twigs and debris, this natural wastage can be used for winter bonfires, or to create habitats for hibernating wildlife.
Leaving your leaves on your lawn when they have fallen can result in your garden looking incredibly untidy and can end up making you not want to spend as much time in your space during the colder months. Collecting up fallen leaves is a
As well as simply tidying up your space, there are real practical advantages to collecting dead leaves during the Autumn. Storing them in a dry place for the season can allow you to use them for composting during the warmer times of the year.
Re-evaluate and Restock!
When the leaves have fallen and the garden is completely cleared of any wastage, it’s a perfect opportunity to reassess your space when it is in its most skeletal, structural state. Prune away any overhanging branches of trees and observe any glaring gaps or spaces in your garden that could do with additional attention.
As well as this, you can make sure your garden is clear and ready for any planting themes you want to implement in your space during the warmer seasons. We are all familiar with the concept of a spring clean, and this should be applied liberally with your garden designs too. Figure out what worked and what did not during the previous year to help plan your design accordingly.
As you are reassessing your garden space, you will likely notice more gaps and spaces between your trees, plant pots and hedgerows.
Once you are aware of these gaps and spaces in your garden design, you can plant new trees, pot new plants, or build planters in these crevices. An easy planting theme is to plant bulbs in the space, as bulbs can be planted all year around until the ground is frozen. Bulbs are also relatively easy to look after in the winter, as being underground, they are protected against the harsher extremities of the winter weather.
To conclude, the winter is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate the design and theme of your garden space, allowing you to make more use of your outdoor area no matter what the season. We hope this article has given you more tips, techniques, and advice to encourage you to make the best out of your garden this winter. Thank you for reading!