I suppose the last thing you want to be told is that now is the ideal time to get your garden ready for spring and summer months ahead. No one wants to be out in the freezing cold sprucing up a space. However, winter is a great time to work with your outdoors areas. You may be wondering why? Your garden is at its barest in the winter. The leaves have fallen, not much is growing and you truly know what sort of area you have to work with. I thought now would be an ideal time to share some tips to help you tackle your garden and get it ready for the warmer months next year.

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Give the garden a good tidy up

First of all, the garden may be looking a little disheveled with all the leaves accumulating on the floor and lawn. So now is a great time to get out and bag those leaves up and throw them in the garden recycling. The difference just this action can make alone can transform your garden. Pick a dry and colder day to ensure that the leaves are crisp and easy to clean up.

Cutting down any overgrown trees or bushes

Now that all the leaves have been cleared away, you can see exactly what you have to work with. This can highlight any trees or bushes that have gotten a little overgrown during the summer and autumn months. Cutting them down to size ensures that when they start to grow back, they become far easier to manage.

Getting the professionals in

Of course, not all of us are born with green fingers. Gardening can either be something you loathe or love to do. If you find yourself not skilled enough in regards to trimming bushes or getting the lawn back in good condition, then calling in professionals like Goodmans Landscape Maintenance could be a great move. This can help give you a fresh area to work with in the warmer months and can allow your garden to be far more manageable.

Investing in storage option

Gardens can notoriously look messy and uncared for and this can have a lot to do with chairs and clutter being stored in your outside areas. Now would be a great time to invest in outside storage and a shed that protects them from harsher elements of the weather.

Cleaning up any patio or decked areas

Finally, decking or patio can get full of moss if you are not careful, so it might be a good idea to ensure that you keep this area clean with a power washer. This can prevent slippery surfaces as the weather worsens throughout the season.

I hope that this has inspired you to tackle your garden this winter.

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