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Every season brings a new decor challenge. At home, you are used to changing your interior style to match the seasonal mood. Your Christmas decor, for instance, begins in November and explores the magic of the winter season. On the other hand, Easter decors combine colorful flowers, Easter figures, and plenty of hand-painted eggs!
But, most of us tend to let the front yard to its own device for half of the year when it comes to the garden. The idea is that a winter garden is dull as it’s the time of the year where wildlife is at its least active. In reality, nature never goes to sleep. While a winter garden is different from a summer one, you can learn to make the most of the seasons. Creating a cozy, season-friendly exterior can make your garden inviting all year long!
Know the right time to trim and prune
Maintaining your garden can be hard work if you’re not sure what to do. Countless homeowners start pruning their trees at the beginning of the warm season, only to discover that their trimming efforts have endangered the presence of wildlife. It’s tricky to figure not only when to prune your trees but also how to do it right. If you remove too much, you could send the tree into shock and cause it to die. Ideally, you want to get in touch with a tree company to discuss your needs and plan the best maintenance time. Not all trees should be rune every year. Additionally, if you’ve been waiting for summer to give your trees a trimming cut, you may affect its natural cycle!
Get bird feeders to watch different birds
Nature exists all year long. However, if you don’t encourage it into your garden, you’re unlikely to spot seasonal wildlife. You can help local birds with the addition of a bird feeder. Birds don’t need just food in winter. In fact, birds need to consume a lot of calories all year long. Keeping your bird feeder full all year long will let you observe a variety of species. Winter birds may not be the same as summer birds, for instance. You can also help winter species with a sheltered nesting area, protected from the wind or the cold. You can also add a bird fountain or a pond to provide fresh access to water.
Protect your garden furniture from weather wear
Why do we use our gardens only during the warm season? The answer is simple: Because we don’t have any comfortable setting for the rest of the year. Outdoor furniture is a big investment, but you can make it a valuable one by choosing sunproof units you can use year after year. Sturdy material that does lose its color or structure in the sun can make a difference. A patio cover will also ensure you can use your garden furniture on rainy days too. How about winterproofing your outdoor lounge? Electric heaters and fire pits are some of the favorite options to turn your garden area into an all-year-round lounge.
Why should gardens only be used when the weather is warm? Your garden can become a hot spot for activities throughout the year! Embracing each season is a matter of smart scheduling. You can prepare each plant for the seasonal challenges and add essential items to support wildlife. Finally, making your garden friendly to all starts with a cozy outdoor lounge for you!