Your garden is a wonderful place to spend time in, but it does require constant maintenance to ensure that it remains perfect. Each season of the year will bring a different set of challenges to it, and so your garden must adapt to flourish. A lot of the processes which are required for wildlife and plants to survive are done automatically, but there are some things you will need to do.
It can obviously be difficult to try and understand what processes need to happen to make sure that your garden is a wonderful place all year round. So what we’re going to do is take a look at some of the different tasks that you need to think about, and how you can adapt your space to each season.
Autumn and Winter
Okay, let’s take a look at two of the seasons which are the most imminent at the time of writing. The autumn and winter are two different seasons, yes, but they have a similar set of requirements to make sure that the garden looks fantastic on both of them. First of all, you need to look at your lawn furniture. It may not be suitable for the harsh reality of the autumn and wintertime. Rain, wind and snow can damage wooden furniture and leave it warped and broken, so you need to make sure that you replaced it for more suitable commercial outdoor furniture.
You also need to make sure that you have pruned all of your plants and given them sufficient chance to grow, particularly the ones that managed to thrive all year round. If you’ve got any tools, they need to be securely stored away in a safe place it’s free from the weather.
Spring and Summer
For the most part, because the spring and summer are so close together, you can group them in terms of the amount of prep work you need to do. This is because basically, all that happens is it just gets hotter as the time goes by. When the last dregs of winter have faded away, you can begin to restore your garden back to its former glory and make it a much more social place than it may have been in previous months.
This will involve taking a look at plants, and making sure that you’ve put down any new ones that are going to grow through these months, possibly swapping out your outside furniture for something a lot more comfortable and stylish, and making sure that you’ve given the lawn a good trim and it’s looking neat and manageable. Definitely not the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is going to be worth it in the long run. You should also perform an assessment of all the plants and shrubbery in your garden and make sure that everything has survived the winter, and also check the storage containers where you keep tools and anything else that you didn’t want to be damaged, to make sure that it’s all in good working order.
In conclusion, it’s not especially difficult to stop and re imaginig your garden for each season, but it is something that you have to do if you’re going to get the most from your time. The thing about your garden is that it does require you to put maintenance in and look after them. Some people simply don’t, and then they wonder exactly why it’s all gone a bit wrong. If you want to look after your garden, then you need to be prepared to put the work and the time in.