15 Sep 2017

Things to do in your garden in autumn & winter

The barbecues may have retreated to the shed and the outdoor furniture may have been covered up – but that doesn’t mean your garden should go unused until the warmer and lighter months start creeping back in. Here’s what you can do until then:

Build a hedgehog house

Build your own hedgehog houseWhen was the last time you saw a hedgehog? Hedgehog numbers have plummeted in recent years, and according to a recent report, the UK hedgehog population has fallen to less than 1 million. This is worrying when you consider that the population was estimated to be 30 million in the 1950s.

Lack of habitat, especially in rural areas, is believed to be one of the main culprits, and building a hedgehog house can not only attract these fascinating creatures to your garden, but can also help save the species in the UK. All you need is some basic tools, some plywood, and a short length of drainpipe – read how to make one here.

 

Grow veg

Grow your own garlicGrowing veg isn’t just for spring and summer! Many favourites can be planted and sown during the autumn/winter months, including broad beans, asparagus, peas, garlic, onions, cabbage, and spinach! It’s worth noting that at this time of year, the slugs and snails are less of a threat as they start to hibernate…

Garlic is an easy herb to grow so it might be worth starting with that one if you’re a gardening novice – fresh home-grown garlic will definitely take your cooking to another level!

Get started here.

 

Lighten up

Creative outdoor lightingJust because the nights are getting darker doesn’t mean your garden has to. You can be really creative with your outdoor lighting setup – here is a wonderful example of upcycling as well as using nature. Simple logs, hollowed and split with an all weather light inside. The create magical natural lights for your home garden.
 

Don’t worry about it

If you’re worried about snow, mud and mess in your garden, then don’t. Installing artificial lawn can remove most of these problems with ease and allow you to enjoy your garden all year round!

Read more about the benefits of a Wonderlawn artificial lawn in the snow: https://wonderlawn.com/artificial-grass-care-during-winter/

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