Make Your Garden Look Sexy This Winter With These 5 Creative Ideas
When you look at most gardens they look pretty nice during the summer, but that’s only because people are always in them. It makes a difference when you know you’re going to be lying outside as soon as you get home from work to suck up all the relaxation you can from the last few hours of the day. As soon as the cold weather starts and people don’t spend any time outside they don’t want to know. The garden is unofficially forgotten about until spring comes around. If that’s you and you don’t care what your garden looks like that’s fine.
If, on the other hand, you want your garden looking like a million bucks all year round then you’re in the right place. You know it’s important to keep up your garden’s appearance because it’s just lazy not to. Unless you have 2ft of snow that buries everything you will still be able to see the mess when you look outside your window. People will still be able to see it when they walk down the street. It will make your beautiful home look trashy from the outside, so take a look at these easy things you can do to make it look great.
Light it up
If you put lights in your garden it will look nice when the sun goes down and that’s without draping Christmas lights all over the house. If you really want something simple to use them those little free-standing solar lights are always a safe bet. They still get plenty of sunlight during the day and they can make the garden light up like a Christmas tree. All you need to do is stick them in the ground which hopefully isn’t frozen yet.
Feed the poor birds
If you have a big tree in the garden then hang some food from it so the birds can get fed this winter. This doesn’t just make your garden look good, but you’re also doing a good thing and will get serious karma points. The reason it looks so good isn’t because you have a bit of wood hanging from a tree, but when all the birds are flying around in your garden. It makes the place feel alive even if you’re not out there.
Use hanging baskets
There’s not going to be much chance of you growing anything in winter, but if you hang some baskets around your wall and fence you can still find some plants that will survive the winter and look great. You also don’t need to walk about bending over when watering them because they will be at a nice height. Even if you only have a couple they will still look better than nothing and won’t cost you too much to buy.
Stone ornamental features
You’re not going to have luck planting much things that are alive, but if you can get some stone ornaments to sit around the garden they look absolutely fantastic. Even if it snows and everything else is covered you will see your ornaments as long as they are a nice enough size. You could even get yourself a nice fountain, which wouldn’t be ideal for running water when it’s freezing cold but would come into its own as soon as spring arrives.
Paint your window frames
It’s always a good idea to paint something in your garden. There’s just so much to do and if you leave everything until the warm weather you will always be busy during summer. You should paint your window frames when it’s dry, because it will make your home look nicer to look at and it gives you an excuse to leave the fence until a nice hot day in July.
Patrick is a home improvement blogger and is currently writing for geocrete.com.au. His company specializes in polishing concrete floors for residential and commercial projects.
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