When it come to our gardens, it’s only natural that we want to keep them looking good in the winter as well as the summer. Far too many of us spend weeks in the spring perfecting our yards ready for summer sunbathing, only to let them go when the winter hits.
You might think that no matter what you do, your garden will end up in a mess this winter, but that’s not the case. Yes, if it snows, you may lose a couple of plants, but that’s about it. There might be freezing weather on the horizon, but there’s still time to get your garden ready for winter, to ensure that it stays looking good.
Intrigued? Yes – then keep reading below, for all my top tips for a beautiful winter garden:
Cut your lawn regularly
Just because winter is on the way, that doesn’t mean that your grass all of a sudden stops growing. If you want to keep your garden looking good, you need to make sure that you are cutting your lawn at least once a month.
However, just make sure only to do so, on a dry day. Otherwise, the wet grass could damage your lawn mower’s blades. If it’s been raining, leave it at least 48 hours before cutting the grass, to ensure that it’s as dry as possible.
If you don’t fancy going out in the cold weather to mow the lawn, consider hiring a gardener to do it for you. It’ll cost you, but at least your garden will stay looking good.
Stain or replace your fencing
If your garden has wooden fencing, it’s important to stain it with specialist rain-resistant polish. As this will reduce the risk of it rotting. Or, if your fencing is old and not worth staining, it might be a good idea to replace it with easy to maintain fencing.
You can find out everything that you need to know about choosing a garden fence by having a look online. Before investing in new fencing for your garden, it’s a good idea to compare the different options to ensure that you choose the most suitable one.
Plant winter flowers
Your summer blooms might die out, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a flowerless garden. There are plenty of winter flowers and shrubs that you can plant to brighten up your garden.
The best flowers to plant are snowdrops, cyclamens, and winter aconites – these are easy to look after, and look great. There are also lots of other winter flowers and plants that you could choose from, so if these aren’t for you, there is no need to stress.
During the winter months, slugs, and other pests come out, so it’s important to have a good pest control plan in place. You can pick up slug and insect killer at most garden stores – just make sure to buy the pet-friendly version.
If you don’t make an effort to keep control of garden pests during the winter months, you will lose lots of your plants and shrubs to slugs. So it’s important that you have a good pest control plan in place.
If you want to ensure that your garden stays looking good this winter, all you need to do is follow the simple tips, above.