A garden can often be an afterthought when it comes to your home. But, if utilised properly, the garden can and should be an extension of your living space. However, some people only tend to get out in their gardens during the warmer months. But why wouldn’t you want to be able to enjoy the garden all year round? It’s a usable space that can even help with your mental health and just needs a little thought. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to care for and maintain your garden during the seasons.
While the weather may be cold and your flower beds look bare there are still plenty of opportunities to get outside in your garden during the Winter. One of the main things you may want to do is prepare it for the months ahead. This might mean clearing away any fallen leaves and tidying up the garden space as best you can. You could also see this as the perfect time of the year to get any work done to your garden such as a landscaping project or a college change. A great way to still be able to get out in the garden is to have a summer house shed in the back. This isn’t for storing things in but for relaxing and creating another room in the garden. Some people go to the extremes of adding electricity and heaters and creating a wonderful space to unwind in.
Spring is the time to get into action and begin to design your garden once more. It’s the chance to clear the flowerbeds away, look after your lawns with lawn care services and plant some seeds and bulbs. This is the time to take care of any patio and decking areas as well. Ready for summer BBQs and entertaining. A great way to add some instant colour would be to plant some flowers that are already in bloom.
The summer months mean designing that all-important garden furniture. The sofas and chairs that you and your intended guests will sit on. You may even want to invest in a new BBQ. A lovely way to make the most of the summer months in your garden is to create a kitchen area. A place where the BBQ sits alongside extra space for other exciting things. You might also want to consider getting one of those wood burners for the lighter summer evenings when the sun sets. Summer is the chance to see all your hard work in winter and spring pay off with beautiful bright colours transforming your flowerbeds.
As the summer months drift away and you head into autumn, it’s time to embrace the new season. The colours that autumn can change in your garden are simply beautiful. Yes, all the leaves may begin to fall, but make sure you take advantage of how the garden looks. Tidy things away ready for winter and keep mowing your lawn as often as you can to make sure it is maintained. You may want to treat it to give it some extra TLC before the colder weather hits.
Let’s hope these tips help you to maintain and care for your garden during the year. It’s a place that you should be able to enjoy all year round.