I wish I didn’t have to admit this, but I am SO bad at gardening. Whenever the warmer weather rolls back around and I have to start thinking about making sure the garden is maintained well enough for us to sit in, I pull a face at the thought of it.
Honestly, if I could I’d hire a gardener to come and do it for me every month.
As I don’t have the luxury of having a gardener to help me out, I do like to make sure that I am still making sure I am doing whatever I can to look after my garden during the winter. Whilst it’s not a lot, it’s great to have a little bit of a head start when it comes to fixing it up in the spring.
Leave It As Late As Possible To Cut Your Grass One Last Time
One of my best tips for making sure your garden is well looked after during winter is to leave it as late as possible to cut your grass before the cold and wet weather starts. I’d probably say that you can leave it until the end of October if you’re lucky, but that may be pushing it for some.
Leaving it as late as you can not only means that it won’t grow back before it gets colder, but it means that it’s easy to manage throughout winter. The last thing you want is incredibly long grass making your garden look unkempt for as long as four months…
Make Sure You Clear Out Any Rubbish Before The Bad Weather Hits
If like me, you use your garden to store rubbish, then you’re going to want to clear this out before the cold weather hits.
Store Anything That May Break In A Safe Place
If you think that any of your garden furniture or appliances are prone to damage during winter storms then it’s best to store them in a safe place. If you’ve got a big enough shed then this is probably the perfect place, but if not you can also invest in covers that protect them during rain, wind and snow.
Hire A Gardener To Help Out Where Possible
If you’re really worried about looking after your garden during winter then you can always hire a gardener or garden service to give you and tips and advice. They’ll be able to do everything they can to ensure things are kept well under colder (unless it’s snowing, of course).
Regularly Wash Any Garden Furniture And Pavements
During the winter months, it’s really easy for your pavements and garden furniture to get dirty. With so many different adverse weather conditions they’re likely to get a little bit of wear and tear, so cleaning them as often as you can is a great way to prevent this. Even if you just go over them with some soapy water once every six weeks, you’ll really notice the difference come spring.
How do you look after your garden during the colder months?