Now that summer is coming to an end, we’re all about to start looking forward to the chilly, blustery months that lie ahead, and all the cosy evenings that those evenings bring. However, let’s not focus our mind on the indoors too quickly. While it’s unlikely that you’ll be dedicating too much time to your garden space now that the long sunny days have passed, spend a little bit of time on your outdoor area, and you will notice the benefits – next spring and summer. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can improve your garden during the fall, and why it’s a good idea.
Working During Fall
Think about this: how much time do you spend in your garden during spring and summer? And how much time to your spend in your garden during fall and winter? The answers to each respective question will be at opposite ends. It makes sense to take care of any of the big jobs that’ll improve your garden when you’re not using it. When spring comes, you want to walk out into your garden and see that it’s just as you want it to be; not dodging a building site as you try to find a corner of peace.
Adding Outdoor Spaces
Fall is also a good time to take on those bigger projects that you wouldn’t want to get underway during spring, such as adding a patio or deck. There are many advantages to add those lifestyle changing additions to your home during fall. For starters, it’s a quieter time of year for contractors, so there’ll be no delay, and also it’ll be completed well in time for the first signs of spring. For inspiration about the type of outdoor space you could be enjoying next spring, take a look at Lifestyle Patios. You won’t even notice that it’s being built because you’re never out there during fall anyway, but you will notice the impact when the warm weather returns.
Firepits and Winter Nights
Of all the things that you can add to your garden, few are as enjoyable – or romantic – as a fire pit. These are awesome during summer, as they allow you to stay out in the light, windless evening even when the temperature begins to drop. While you won’t use it as much during fall and winter, adding one now means you’ll be able to enjoy those magnificent starry nights, including those upcoming meteor showers, even if the air is freezing,
Vegetation and Your Shed
Now, everyone knows that the colder months aren’t the time to be out in your outdoor space, tending to the land. But having said that, that doesn’t mean you get a free pass when it comes to taking care of your vegetation. Take the time to protect your garden bed and to prune back the bushes; if you do, everything will come back stronger in the spring, at just the time when you’re spending your sunny mornings enjoying the view!
Do all these things, and you’ll be thankful in a few month’s time!