Taking care of your garden might be the last thing on your mind during the winter months. But it’s actually an ideal time to embrace the beautiful winter aesthetics and keep your outdoor space looking just as magical as your indoor space. It’s easy to turn your garden into a winter wonderland and keep your garden looking beautiful throughout the winter seasons.
Who said plants and flowers are just for the summer? Seasonal winter flora and fauna such as vibrant winter aconite or clematis can help to provide the perfect setting for your winter aesthetic. Some species of flowers even appear at their best during the colder months; look for snowdrops and hellebores (otherwise known as the Christmas rose) which are largely considered the ultimate winter flower.
Add an element of magic and charm to your outdoor space with some subtle lighting. Additions like outdoor tree lights or lanterns will create a sparkling effect that will compliment winter flora and even any snowfall bringing making your outdoor space appear just as inviting as in summer.
A Fire Pit
If you’re looking to use your garden space more this winter, a fire pit is a great option. A fire pit can provide a good focal point for your outdoor area, as well as bring guests together when you’re entertaining. Not only do they look beautiful and add ambience, but they also double up as a cooking tool… even if you don’t fancy using your fire pit as a BBQ, you can at least make some delicious s’mores!
Frost and Snow
Snowfall in the UK around wintertime can often be regarded as wishful thinking. However, you can easily add some faux snowfall into your outdoor winter wonderland for the ultimate winter wonderland aesthetic. Keep your garden environmentally friendly by making use of biodegradable snow to add to flower beds and lawns bringing the beauty of freshly fallen snow without the slippery surfaces and unsightly slush.
What’s more, if you are fortunate (or unfortunate) to have a blanket of snow, it may be tempting to rescue any fauna buried beneath. A layer of snow will actually protect any plants from frost and keep them warmer as opposed to being openly exposed, lessening any lasting damage to plants that aren’t so fond of the colder climates.
The finishing touches
Many people regard their garden as another living space, and should be treated and maintained as any other room in their home. Finishing touches such as hanging baskets, and rustic ornaments can be the elements that tie the whole space together. For example, if you’ve got some spare wood lying around, why not laden some baskets with logs for that perfect alpine feel? Got some trees that are looking a little sparse? Add some extra lights, bird boxes, or even hanging ornaments onto the branches.
While keeping your garden beautiful through all four seasons might seem difficult (especially in the colder months!), dedicating some time to keep it pruned and even adding some extra bits and bobs will help to keep your home a comfortable haven all year round. Better still, the better care you take of your garden over winter, the better condition it will be in when summer next rolls around!