Despite the weather changes, autumn does not mean the end of the garden season. With a few design tweaks, adjustments and additions you can make sure that your garden not only looks nice but is also functional throughout the season. Whether you choose to change your flower and plant display or add new design elements or furniture pieces is entirely up to you, but here are our fail-safe ideas for sprucing up your garden to welcome the season of fallen leaves.
How to Prepare Your Garden for Autumn
Before you can adapt your garden for autumn, we recommend getting a few things out of the way first to prepare the canvas, so to speak. The main one is to tidy up and get rid of the old.
1. Tree Pruning
When the temperatures start to drop, it is the perfect time to prune trees and bushes. Cutting away dead or overgrown branches will not only benefit the plant, but it will give a lovely look for your garden and enhance the other features you decide to add or change later on.
2. General Tidy-Up
No matter what design element or feature you add to your garden to look better during the autumn, none of it will work unless your garden looks well-presented. Even during the earliest days of autumn, it's inevitable that leaves, branches, and other unwanted elements will have accumulated. Remove the fallen leaves, branches, moss and weeds on pathways, and clean your garden furniture from any bird droppings, dirt or spiderwebs.
3. Clean and Condition Outdoor Furniture
Before the weather gets gloomy and wet, early autumn is the perfect time to clean and condition your outdoor furniture. Even though garden furniture made of teak is durable and doesn't need too much care, annually attending to it with teak oil or sealant is a good idea.
What to Add to Your Garden in Autumn
Certain additions can enhance the look and feel of your garden greatly. If you have outdoor furniture, you might want to consider adding a parasol to your furniture set. Whether you are looking for a bit of shade during sunny days or some protection during a drizzle, a high-quality parasol will do both.
Even though the temperatures start to drop, the arrival of autumn shouldn't stop you from enjoying time in your garden. It's still possible to have a barbecue or weekend activities outside, and folding furniture is perfect for this time of the year. Adding a folding chair or table to your garden is perfect for days when you quickly want to set up your garden space for welcoming friends or spending time with family.
If you want to go the extra mile, the addition of seasonal decors will always look good. Everything from ornamental wreaths to small garden sculptures is something you can play around with to find a look that best suits your garden during autumn. This is also the perfect time to upcycle materials you might have lying around. Whether it's stones and pebbles, or large branches and dry leaves, creating fun and beautiful DIY pieces and adding them to your garden can also add a lovely seasonal touch.