Are your garden sheds in Ipswich and Suffolk need of weather-proofing, and is your wooden fencing in need of repair? Now the summer is over, it’s time to draw your attention away from your plants and maintaining a neat, manicured lawn, and instead look at what you can do to improve your garden for next year.
The autumn and winter months are the ideal times to plan ahead and think about how to make best use of your outdoor space. You can use these quieter months to get organised – from compiling a checklist of things you need to improve your land to carrying out general maintenance,such as weatherproofing garden sheds and repairing wooden fencing. If you are feeling very adventurous, you may want to think about re-designing your garden for a makeover in spring.
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An Easy Glance Autumn Checklist
Make Your Garden More User Friendly
Was your garden well used this summer? Or are there adjustments you can make which will make it more user-friendly next year? Here are some of the things you can buy to make the most of your outdoor space:
Storage – Do you need to invest in more equipment, such as a new lawnmower, but lack the storage space? Nelson Potter has a wide range of garden sheds, including sheds with a workshop attached for DIYers.
An Extra Room – Do you feel that your children need more space to ‘hang out’ or do you want an extra work space? A log cabin or summer house is a good investment to make and will ensure your Suffolk garden is well used.
Living the Dream – If you have a dream garden in mind, now is the time to take action. For example, if you want to take the first steps towards being self-sufficient, one solution is to create a pretty vegetable or herb garden with sleepers.
More Space – If you enjoy entertaining but have nowhere to accommodate guests, wooden garden furniture is low cost and practical and looks attractive on a patio or wooden decked area.
Have an Autumn Garden Tidy-up
As well as compiling a checklist of what to buy for your garden, autumn is also a good time to think about tidying up your garden, to make it more organised. Here are some of the things you can do to improve your garden:
Raking leaves – A garden overrun with leaves looks messy and ill-kempt, make sure your keep all your tools securely locked away in a shed or summer house.
Composting – Now is a great time of year to put your kitchen waste and peelings to good use and turn them into compost. You may feel that elevating your compost bin on wooden sleepers will keep mice and rodents at bay.
Reorganising – The quieter months are a good time to think about reorganising your shed, so you know exactly what tools you have and where to find them. Think about installing wooden shelving and storing tools in plastic boxes, so they are easy to spot.
Maintain Your Garden
Ensuring that your wooden structures such as garden sheds and fencing, are well maintained will extend their lifespan and improve the look of your garden. This shouldn’t just be down to you – even the youngest members of the family will enjoy putting on their wellie boots and helping out.
Check Fence Panels – Regular maintenance of wooden fencing will help cut costs in the long run. Mending a broken fence panel will stop it falling into disrepair and prevent you having to replace the entire fence in the future.
Inspect Roofing – Examine your wooden garden structures, such as sheds or summer houses, to see if there are any holes in the roof or flooring. Check the felt roofing to see if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Safeguard Wooden Garden Furniture – As well as weather proofing your garden furniture, you might also want to bring it inside over the winter months and store it in a shed, utility room, or cover it with tarpaulin.
Consider Possible Garden Redesigns
If you don’t feel that you have used your garden enough, you may want to think about making a few small adjustments or having a complete garden makeover. Here are a few ideas for your outdoor space:
A Tranquil Space – To create a designated space to relax and unwind, consider investing in a tree seat or a garden chair under a pretty gazebo. For a water feature, a fountain is relatively easy to create, while, for something more elaborate, a Koi carp fish pond with a timber bridge over it makes a stunning garden showpiece.
Sociable Garden – If you enjoy entertaining, think about having a decked area or a paved patio with a built-in barbecue. Another alternative is a summer house where you can sit and relax with friends.
Colourful Garden – Do you want a garden awash with colour? A cottage garden with trellising looks wonderful and you can create separate sections with sleepers for vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers.
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