Preparing and maintaining your garden is much easier in the summer when the suns out. However, your garden also needs attention in the autumn season, and it’s much harder to motivate yourself to go out in the cold and rain. You need to prune the bushes, sweep up the fallen leaves and prepare your garden for the depths of winter.
Here are few ways to get your garden ready for the colder months in advance, so you can stay snuggled inside for the winter.
Opt for evergreens
Evergreens will keep your garden looking fresh and alive all year round. They look beautiful and can protect your garden from the harsh winter winds. Sometimes when the leaves fall, we can lose a little privacy that the trees provide in the summer. Plant a few evergreens around your garden to stop nosey neighbours from peering through the branches.
Have a tidy
You may need to store your garden furniture and decorative pieces in the shed in the winter months. Cold and wet weather conditions can ruin your lovely garden accessories over time. Organise and clean your storage area, so there is room for all of your garden items in the winter. Make sure all metal tools are safely tucked away in a dry area to prevent them from going rusty.
Remove un-needed parts
When the autumn season sets in, find a day to prune back your plants and remove any dead leaves. Give your lawn a trim with a good quality strimmer and tidy up the garden. It’s tempting to abandon the garden once you’re finished with it for the summer season. However, a little maintenance can make it much easier to bring back to life next spring. You will thank yourself later.
Cover any ponds
Your pond will get covered in leaves in the autumn and freeze in the winter. Cover it with a net to stop any debris from falling into it. If you have fish in the pond, fallen debris can make them ill and cause them to die over time. You can minimise algae growth over the winter with a cover and keep your pond healthy all year round.
A garden is a luxury for most people and is a great place to spend time with the family in the summer months. Keep your garden tidy this autumn and do a little maintenance work that your future self will thank you for.