After Summer: How to Get More From Your Garden All Year Round
July has been and gone, and you can already start to see that summer is nearing its end. This might leave you wanting to get as much out of your garden before you abandon it again until next May or June. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of ways in which you can make use of your garden all year round, not just during the summer months. Read on to learn more about some of the best ideas.
Grow Winter Vegetables in Your Garden
There are plenty of vegetables that can be grown in your garden during winter. Everything from onions and garlic to peas and pak choi can be growing in the winter months. It’s a great way to make your garden useful and functional when the weather is bad and it’s always cold outside. If you have never grown any vegetables in your garden, this could be the best way for you to start.
Install a Roof Over Your Patio
If you love using your patio during the summer but are worried that you won’t be able to make use of it when the weather is not so good, you should install a roof over your patio. A flat roof patio could be exactly what you’re looking for. It will give you an extra bit of protection and shelter, making your outdoor patio that bit more functional. You won’t have to be put off by bad weather if you want to enjoy your garden.
Save and Use Rainwater
It’s a good idea to do things that are green and positive in your garden. Saving and storing rainwater before making use of it is a great way to use your garden in a positive way. It’s great for the environment and it means you will have to use less tap water. The water you save and store can then be used to water the plants, shrubs and trees in your garden.
Invest in a Garden Shed
If you have a covered area that you can go to and make use of in your garden, you will probably find that you spend more time out there when it’s not summer. If you like DIY and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you could pursue projects in your shed. It gives you a dedicated space where you can do these things. And it’s cheap and easy to get a shed as well, so what are you waiting for?
Feed the Birds and Mammals That Visit Your Garden
Most gardens are visited by birds and mammals throughout the year. It’s not something that only happens during the summer. So, you should pay more attention to which birds and mammals are spotted in your garden. And then when you know that, you should set up food and feeders, as well as water, that they can make use of. It will make your garden a more wildlife-friendly spot throughout the year.
As you now know, there are plenty of things that you can do with your garden when it’s no longer summer. So, don’t just ignore your outdoor space and let it go to waste.