Winter is upon us, and that can often mean we see the greenery and beauty of our natural environment start to fade. This can feel somewhat upsetting, but of course, soon it will be spring, with all the bountiful beauty that this brings. It might be that seeing your garden in this cold, even iced state may encourage you to make the most of your garden for next year. Perhaps this is also precipitated by a new property you are part of, or encouraged by something you wish to see, such as your garden in full bloom, curated by your best intentions.
So, why not hope for this outcome? Allowing your back garden to come to life is not a scientific pursuit, despite there being multiple important measures you can take to achieve this end. Instead, it’s an opportunity for great creativity, something you may not have had the chance to practice for some time. To this end, and to further your ambitions, we hope that the following advice will help out:
Restore The Soil
Restoring the soil of your garden can be very important should you hope to allow this space to flourish once more. Perhaps you have plans to grow a vegetable patch, or to start with your own large bed of flowers. Good soil can also contribute to good garden health, including how the grass is fed and how easily you can influence its landscaping.
Applying mineral rejuvenation, placing in organic matter such as compost, retoiling and turning the soil again and again, as well as improving soil drainage can be important. This way, your garden becomes healthier, and you also have a chance for further applications such as those previously suggested.
Restore The Turf
After a long period of neglect, or when failing to move heavy items (such as a climbing frame) around your garden, oppressed grass can become yellow or die. Taking the time to restore the turf could be the most important forward decision you make here, and you can do that by toiling this space and then purchasing new rolls of turf to be placed on top. While it’s not uncommon for those seeking control over their garden space to use astroturf or false turf applications, there’s nothing quite like beautiful rolls of grass being applied and customized to your garden once again. In fact, this can help your garden take on the hue that you may have wished for since you have moved into the property.
Enjoying wildlife is one of those hidden wonders of the natural world, and considering this, it can be worthwhile to help said wildlife thrive in your own green space. Perhaps you may wish to utilize bird products to encourage them to visit your garden, or in order to care for a pet you may have. Additionally, you may wish to use this space to care for additional wildlife, be that holding out feeders, birdwatching, allowing a tree to bloom to help for certain nests to be made, or even ensuring a small bath is there to help small creatures wash themselves.
Certain elements such as ponds have been known to curate wonderful wildlife, and this can often help you enjoy a much higher degree of widlife visitations that you would have considered possible.
Nice Garden Furniture
Homeowners are known to spend plenty of money redoing or redecorating a garden, only to fall down at the last hurdle and purchase very cheap garden furniture. This can be a problem. While many are worried that garden furniture will be ruined by the elements anyway, it’s true that higher-quality furniture with a little maintenance can last for years, will be less vulnerable to rusting or damage, and can help you enjoy a nicer and more relaxing outdoor experience.
When you have this excuse to socialize under a large umbrella or seated in comfortable furniture, you can relax and enjoy the most of your garden in the best seasonal weather. This can also give you an excuse to eat more of your meals outside, to start cooking outside more such as through smoking and barbecues, as well as giving you a place to host for good. After all, a garden can only come back to life fully if it’s being cared for, and if you yourself are occupying it.
Consider A Project
Why not start a project in your garden? Growing tomatoes, building a shed, adhering to some woodwork, crafting a pond, building or rebuilding a pre-cut climbing frame, installing a garden path that runs down the length of your garden with a beautiful archway, or purchasing a large circular seating apparatus for many to come and sit may give you a chance to enforce your own creativity in the garden – and it also gives you a reason to occupy this space in the first place. This can be a powerful thing, as whenever you look outside you will notice your own handiwork and vision put to good use.
Theme Flower Aesthetics
Learning how to landscape can be a great if minature application depending on your garden size, but why not learn how to theme your flower aesthetics and help your home environment shine? Might it be that learning certain flower names, theming them with your property and even hiring a gardener for some handy pointers could help you color code, theme from a textural standpoint or generally allow a color explosion with the flowers you choose?
We can often look at flower arrangements and see them as a scientific process, of colors that must match akin to a fashionable perspective. Yet of course, you are permitted to have a great deal of fun with this, and instead going for what feels positive and creative may help you ensure the best job, and for the best personality of your family to feel represented. This is a dynamic process after all.
With this advice, we hope you can help your garden come back to life once again.