Most of us have spent more time than usual in our gardens this year. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that the vast majority of us found ourselves asked to stay home, only leaving for absolute essentials. Those of us with a garden often retreated to this safe and secure outdoor space to escape the confines of our four walls. With many of us finding ourselves with more time on our hands, garden-related sales went through the roof as more and more of us picked up gardening as a hobby to fill up our time. For many of us, our gardens had never looked so good! But now, we’re drawing into the Autumnal months. This is often the time of year that the green-fingered amongst us hang up our gardening gloves and retreat back inside. But if you want a great garden next spring and summer, you do need to keep up the hard work and maintain your efforts throughout autumn and winter. Here are a few tips that can help to make this easier for you.
Have Patio Installed
Nobody wants to head out into the cold, rain, sleet, hail or snow to start gardening. Pushing a lawn mower around, pulling weeds or turning over flower beds isn’t the most appealing of tasks once the temperature drops. So, you can minimise the amount of work you have to carry out by having patios installed in your garden. Patios are perhaps the easiest to maintain form of gardening flooring, as you can simply sweep them down if any debris builds up on them. This means less grass to cut while ensuring that the space is still functional and usable.
Invest in Mulch
Mulch season is fast approaching. In the summer, plants can grow easily in the ground. But throughout the winter, frost can damage their roots and cause them to wither away. This is where mulch can come in to play. Place a thick layer of mulch over your flower beds. This can also prevent water clogging, which can also destroy plants’ roots.
Bring Sensitive Plants Inside
Some plants simply can’t weather cold temperatures. So, if you want them to survive to next year, bring them inside. You can use hydroponics systems, or simply regulate temperature and humidity in the rooms they’re in to give them the best chance to flourish and grow!
Hire Professional Help
Alternatively, gardeners do still work throughout the winter months. You could hire a gardener to take the hard work off your hands and you’ll have a well-kept garden without having to venture outside yourself. This is a good investment if you care about your garden!
As you can see, there are various steps you can take to maximise your chances of maintaining a nice garden through the harsher months of the year. Hopefully, some of the above tips and tricks will help you to achieve this!