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From Hot Tubs To Storage Solutions: How To Improve Your Garden In Time For Winter

The garden is often the pride and joy of many people’s houses – an oasis of fun and tranquillity to kick back and relax in.

However, as we move forward towards the colder months of the year, safeguarding your garden in advance of winter is imperative from both a selling perspective and in terms of aesthetics. 

Regardless of how big or small your outdoor space may be, there are a number of things you can do to ensure it’s looking spick and span in time for winter.

From investing in storage solutions to bringing in your plants from the cold, join us as we run through some of the most effective ways to make the most of your outside space both now and in the later months of the year as well.

Invest In Storage 

Storage solutions can truly revitalise your outdoor space, providing you and your family with a lot more room to play with.

Whether it be a storage bench, a shed or a large outdoor wicker box, there are several storage solutions available to not only tidy up your garden but also keep any non-weatherproof products stored safely away.

Think About Your Oil Tank

While it may not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to prettifying your garden, ensuring your oil tank is well-equipped to deal with the winter weather is vital.

Chances are that you’re going to be relying on your heating system a lot more when the weather turns cooler, after all. Therefore, ensuring you have a steady supply of oil and that you have safeguarded against any potential leaks is imperative to preventing an unwelcome repair cost later on.

Think About Your Plants

Depending on where you live in the country, the weather may affect your plants in different ways. However, as the weather is likely to drop substantially, it’s important to protect them as best you can.

Therefore, if you have any plants that are unlikely to survive the winter, either bring them inside or put them into a sustainable greenhouse-type environment where they’ll be able to carry on growing.

Power Wash Your Patio

While many may argue that power washing the patio is more of a summer garden job, keeping it clear of leaves and debris is vital from an aesthetic point of view – especially if you’re thinking of selling anytime soon.

Your patio space is often the first area people will see if your home so if you’re particularly house proud, you’re going to want to make sure it’s looking it’s very best. Even if you don’t have a power washer yourself, you can hire one relatively easily or – if you don’t want to get your hands dirty yourself – contact a professional to help.

Repaint Your Walls

If your garden – whether it be a front patio or an outdoor oasis – has needed a fresh lick of paint for a while now, why not get the brushes out and give it one?

An inexpensive yet incredibly satisfying way to improve your garden, painting your gates, fence or garden shed can give your outdoor space a new lease of life, making it a lot more inviting during the winter months.

Plus, by using weatherproof paint, you can even help keep your garden furniture stable and highly durable even at times the weather turns ugly.

Prettify It

If you’re looking to hold a winter event of any kind – whether it be a Christmas BBQ, mulled wine tasting or a Christmas grotto for the kids – getting the aesthetics right is important. As such, you need to think about how to prettify your garden and make it a more welcoming place for your guests to be.

Since the winter months are likely to be a lot darker, investing in nice lighting sources like fairy lights, chimineas or a fire pit is a great start. Then, buy a few outdoor pillows and blankets to keep yourself comfortable and toasty when the temperature drops.

Final Thoughts

Getting your home equipped to deal with the winter months may sound like a job easier said than done, but it really doesn’t have to be.

By following the advice listed above, you can ensure your home not only looks great for Christmas but can also be enjoyed regardless of how cold the outer temperature might be.

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