Whilst you’re probably clinging onto the hope of an early Spring and the hearing the words ‘mild’ or ‘warmer than usual’ on the weather forecast make you smile like nothing else, Winter is still here. The days might still be a little gloomy and the temperatures a little low, but this doesn’t mean you can’t cheer up your garden and make it look good. Not sure how to? This guide could help you!
Add Some Lights
The most obvious way of brightening up your garden in Winter would be to use lights! Use whatever types you like to get whatever effect you’d like. A free-standing tall lamp can make a bold statement, while fairy lights woven in your trees or shrubs can create a magical and relaxing atmosphere. We like this standing lamp and these fairy lights.
Introduce A Colour Scheme
This doesn’t necessarily have to entail planting new flowers and plants in your garden. It can be as simple as choosing one colour that’s already there and adding some inexpensive accessories to highlight the colour. Outdoor cushions and candles are a great way to do this!
Garden art doesn’t have to be expensive to look good and brighten up your garden. In fact, you don’t even have to pay for it! You could get the children involved by choosing a spot of your garden wall or fence and let their creativity flow! Not only will this add some colour, it will be a personal touch to make you smile whenever you see it! Why not encourage them to make pictures with handprints and finger painting? Or if you want something less permanent use chalk crayons.
Encourage Animals Into Your Garden
You don’t have to simply rely on bought items to cheer up your garden, wildlife can do the trick, too! Encourage birds in by adding a birdbox or a bird bath and make sure your bird feeders are full. Nothing is more lovely and uplifting than the sound of birdsong on a winter morning.
Experiment with Textures
Using different textures in your garden is a great alternative way to different colours to give some variety in your outside space. You could use a variety of wood chippings, slate or glass pebbles to give these effects! Sprinkle these in flower beds, plant pots or even in vases on your garden table!
Do you have any more tips or advice on how to cheer up your garden in the Winter? Share your ideas in the comments section!
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