Gardening-obsessed families may not enjoy the colder months as the snow and the frosty temperature doesn’t seem ideal for gardening.
It is challenging to feel the dirt on your hands when your backyard is covered with snow! However, you can revive your gardening hobby even during the winter. You may be wondering how you could keep your garden running during the winter season. Well, keep reading to learn a few tips and tricks on how you can do this.
- Build a solarium or conservatory
Sometimes, winter can be bitterly cold, which only makes keeping a garden unrealistic! You can consider building an enclosed, warm winter retreat- build a solarium. Building a solarium is a fun DIY project your family can take on. For example, you can use weatherproof glass or frost blankets to enclose your rear patio. This way, you don’t need to go out of your backdoor into the cold to see your garden. It creates a sem-outdoors approach keeping you and your plants away from the harshness of winter.
Solariums or conservatories can either use your home’s heat or have heaters installed within them. You can create your garden paradise by placing a few rattan chairs and blankets in the conservatory to unwind and enjoy the company of your plants- like you would on a sunny day. Investing in a conservatory is a great way to ensure you enjoy your plans all year round.
- Lighting up and decorating your garden
During the spring, summer, and autumn months, most family gardens are ablaze with colour. In summer, flowers bloom and show their radiant, beautifully coloured petals. When autumn comes, the garden is filled with a splendour of shades of red and orange. On the other hand, winter isn’t so colourful as the bleakness of the weather is evident in its shades of grey and white. As your trees stand bare of leaves and flowers, what could bring some colour, a spark? Your answer: decorative lighting.
Garden lanterns are a beautiful way to brighten up those cold winter evenings in your garden. The garden is made a little more magical by uplighting a snow-covered tree or placing little lights in the margins. Not only does it give your garden a boost and make gardening fun, but it also adds to your home’s appeal. You should also consider sprucing your home with jolly wreaths, lawn ornaments, and fresh planters to brighten up those dreary winter days and nights.
- Do some gardening maintenance
It’s difficult to stop and arrange your garden shed or sharpen your mower blades when you’re in the heat of the growing season. Use the time provided by winter to do some of the maintenance tasks that you can’t seem to find time for when the weather is warmer. It feels great to go into spring wholly prepared.
- Grow container gardens
The frost-hardened ground is challenging to work with when it comes to planting. If you want to plant something, you may always make gorgeous planters to put on your porch, patio, or yard. Wintergreen, carex, Skimmia’ Rubella,’ ajuga, and hardy sedums are all excellent alternatives for pots throughout the winter.
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