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9 Nov 2018

Giving Your garden Some TLC, Even Though It's Autumn


Giving Your garden Some TLC, Even Though Autumn - flowers
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You might be debating whether or not autumn (then winter, sorry) will ever end, and if you’ll ever want to venture outside again to enjoy some (very) fresh air. Well, fear not, spring will arrive again, and although the weather might be pretty chilly; the sun will re-emerge, and you might even miss the festive period. Therefore, you’re more than entitled to start getting excited about your outside space and all it brings to family life. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden at home; there’s no better time to start sprucing it up so that you and your loved ones can enjoy it fully throughout each of the coming seasons.


Grab your notebook, wrap up warm, and start spending more time in your garden; tidying it and giving it some much needed TLC. After winter has wreaked havoc, you will ensure that you have a beautiful haven to relax in for the months ahead. As long as it’s not pouring with rain; some time outside will do you good, and you’ll be improving the space in the meantime. There’s also nothing like a hot cup of coffee, out in the crisp fresh air; therefore, space doesn’t have to just be for the warmer months (what are they again?). The following are some tips for busy people who want to make the most of their garden so that when spring and summer finally do arrive; they have somewhere to enjoy their free time in the fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine.

Giving Your garden Some TLC, Even Though Autumn - leaves
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Significant Tasks


It’s worth getting the bigger jobs out of the way so that you can concentrate on the smaller, decorative aspects of your garden as the weather changes. Therefore, you’ll want to invest in any fencing panels, skillion roofs, paving slabs, or new pots now, and get rid of the tired and broken versions as soon as possible. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can transform a garden space when you’ve cleared out the old, and added the new, so try and do those tasks as soon as possible.

If the paint is chipped; wait for a dry weather day and start painting or staining your shed, fences, and benches to give them a new lease of life. Cracked flower pots need to go, so pop some new ones on your patio, and fill them with bulbs for some pops of spring colour when it arrives. You can pick up any debris, like fallen branches, leaves, and anything that was forgotten after the summer just is gone, and won’t make it to the next.

Environmental Fun


Now that you’ve got a clear and tidy space to work with, you can begin getting some inspiration and thinking about what you want to add to the environment. Seating and plant pots are an excellent way to divide the space in a back garden, not to mention a way to enrich an empty patio or patch of grass. Fill those pots with flowers, or low maintenance shrubs, or perhaps some that you can eat, like fruit or veg.

Whatever will add shape, colour, and scent to your haven will always make a great addition. The rest is up to you; try and ensure that you’re able to maintain the space, and can store things away when winter is in full swing, in the shed or garage. Keep on top of the plant maintenance, and you'll have a beautiful outside haven to enjoy during every season, even the chilly months ahead! 

Do you have any gardening tips for Autumn? Let me know in the comments below.













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