Looking after your garden is a year long task it’s not just something that can be picked up in the Spring Summer months it takes year long care even throughout the winter months in order to have a lovely garden. Today I’m going to share some upkeep tips with you. Oeco Garden Rooms have taken a look into some of the future garden trends to get your ideas flowing for how your garden could look next year.
Garden Maintenance Tips-
Lawn Maintenance; Winter is the best time to prepare an area for a new lawn, you can dig out the proposed area making sure to leave some clumps of soil on the surface. The clumps get broken down by the frost making the perfect base for a new lawn. It is recommended that you don’t cut your grass to short during the winter months otherwise it can have a hard time surviving but on the other hand keeping it too long can cause it to become brittle with the frost. A happy medium is the best for your lawn during the changing seasons. It’s also a good idea to reguarly rake fallen leaves and debris so that grass still has access to the sunlight.
Plant Maintenance; As the temperatures drop, the plants that will survive the winter will go dormant until the warmer weather comes. Cut off any blackened stems and clear out any dead foliage. Spread a thick layer of mulch over the remaining plants and soil as this helps keep the temperature more even so that plants can acclimatise easier.
Garden Equipment Maintenance; The lawnmower isn’t really needed during the winter so it’s a good time to service it. Sharpening the blades and ensuring that the engine is serviced helps to keep it in good condition. Empty out any remaining fuel or check that the electricity leads are well kept before putting it away for the winter. Make sure all your hoses are drained so that the frost doesn’t effect these and you can wrap hessian fabric around any external taps to protect these from the cold. All your garden tools can be wiped clean and the metal parts can be sprayed with some WD40 to prevent corrosion. This will mean that when you come to Spring and your clearing your garden and starting to get it looking nice again everything is ready to be used and you won’t need to be cleaning anything up before you start your gardening.
Upcoming Garden Trends-
Natural Landscapes; Keeping a traditional garden maintained can be hard work that is why lots of people are now turning to a more natural landscape by planting low care shrubs. This relaxed gardening can still offer loads of colours to create a natural landscape with a lot less upkeep.
Growing Your Own; Growing your own is becoming a big trend for lots of families. You may think you need orchards to be growing your own berries but that is not the case. Growing berries can easily be done out of pots. They can then easily be moved to different places in the garden and it’s great for getting little ones involved in the gardening. Herbs are something that just about anyone could try growing. They can be done in small pots on the windowsill or in bigger pots outside. It will feel great to be growing them then using your own in your cooking.
Hi-tech Gadgets; As technology is ever growing so it is within the garden and there are now a wide range of gadgets avaliable to help you create your perfect garden. From apps to remind you to water your plants and probes to tell you the celebrex health of your garden. These will be super helpful in the upkeep of your garden.
So there we have some great garden maintenance tips and a look into what’s going to be stylish in the garden next year! Time to get planning.
Thanks for reading!xx