As you read this right now you could be shivering with the cold, clutching a hot drink, warming yourself up with a fluffy hot water bottle, I don’t judge, and watching re-runs of your favourite Christmas films. I get it. Winter is all about staying indoors, having fun with the family and enjoying the impending festivities. But, there is no rest for the wicked, as they say, and ideally now is the perfect time to tackle your garden ready for some outdoor fun next year. Yes, really. You may be wondering what you could possibly achieve during the winter months, but actually, this could really work in your favour. As soon as the good weather hits you want to be enjoying it, not working up a sweat tackling some of the jobs you could have gotten done months ago. The truth is, winter isn’t always about rainy days, you often get dry and sunny days, and albeit cold, they provide the perfect weather option to take on some of the garden jobs. So put on that garden clobber, and tackle some of these things in time for the spring. It will be here before we know it.
Invest in the man shed
If you don’t already have some form of man shed, now is the time to invest in one. These sheds, be it made of wood or steel, are perfect for storing garden tools, DIY toolboxes, and even your garden furniture to keep it safe from the elements. A steel shed will always be sturdy and provide you even with space to work in, and it is relatively easy to put up if you look at tutorials online advising how to put up a steel building. Some people even have these sorts of sheds kitted out as an additional space to hang out. Getting electric hook ups and wifi to make it feel at home. On a more serious and productive note, a shed can help to keep your garden tidy during the winter, while offering protection from some of the harsher weather we can expect.
Do the jobs you know you are going to get hassled to do
There are always going to jobs outside that we would rather not do. Clearing the gutters and drains, protecting pipework, jet washing patios to ensure they don’t get a build of moss which can be quite slippery. No one wants to see you fall, or even have anyone else like the postman do their best impression of a skating champion. However, these jobs aren’t always the most pleasant, but getting them done during the winter means that the spring and summer is yours to enjoy.
Tackle any maintenance or even improvements now
Have you got grand plans for the garden? Maybe an outside kitchen, new patio or decked area, or you just fancy a change? Believe it or not, winter could provide you with an ideal time to get these improvements or maintenance done in time for you to enjoy once the weather gets better. You might even save some money on quotes as winter can be a quiet time for some building firms.
There's method in the madness, and actually getting the garden organised right now could enable you to enjoy the brighter weather doing things you love and spending time with the family. It’s worth it, isn’t it?