Keeping your Garden Looking Good all Year
Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire are known for their glorious homes and carefully manicured gardens. The lime-rich soil is ideal for local species such as the early-purple orchid, common spotted orchid and pyramidal orchid, but additional varieties such as daffodils or snowdrops are sometimes seen by those who love gardens with a wild and free look. If you wish to own a garden that bursts with colour and variety all year round, reliance on design and maintenance specialists is key, because they can suggest the right combination of flowers.
Focusing on Fragrance
Plants such as sweet peas or poppies bloom to perfection in the summer, but you will need to dig them up before the winter, because they will not survive the cold English winter. You can maintain colour in your garden with plants such as heather, pansies, and snowdrops, grown in pots. Christmas box may be very simple, with its wild looking white flowers, but it’s fragrance is out of this world and will keep a lively vibe in your garden even in the chilliest months. Other winter flowers such as witch hazel, winter-flowering honeysuckle, and wintersweet also smell heavenly, but you do need to be close to them to notice their scent. Not so with Christmas box, whose fragrance is intense and sweet. In the spring, take your pick from alliums right and snowdrops and tulips. In the late summer, trusty choices such as asters or Japanese anemones will last you until the chilly weather really sets in.
Maintaining Your Grass in Optimal Condition
Even if it doesn’t snow heavily in your area, wet and frosty weather can cause your grass blades to freeze, snap, and bruise; sometimes, they can become scorched. Maintenance is key to avoid greater expense in the long run. Every season, there are new tasks to perform. For instance, in the Spring, you will need to treat moss and thatch, and apply weed killers selectively. Around September, you can begin to seed bare patches in the garden. Just before winter, feeding the lawn is key so it remains resilient in chilly temperatures. Grass should not be stepped on in the winter, so talk to your landscapers about designing a pathway that will complement your garden’s style. Some gardens have a clever combination of synthetic and natural grass, which can reduce maintenance needs. There are many varieties of artificial grass so if you want a blended garden it is important to find perfectly matched hues and blade lengths.
Trusty Shrubs That Stand the Test of Time
Box balls and yew pyramids are trusty shrubs that will ensure your garden stays green even when the weather isn’t optimal. For special occasions, you can consider placing lifelike hand-painted silk flowers between the shrubs. These will add a pop of colour on days that are cold but dry. Of course, the best place for flowers in the winter is indoors. Beautiful choices include Christmas cactus, hibiscus, or anthurium.
Keeping your garden green all year is a delicate dance that involves maintaining your grass in tip top condition, filling your garden with fragrance, and fertilising, feeding, and seeding your garden at the right times. If you are a gardening aficionado, you can still benefit from the advice of professional landscapers and maintenance professionals, who can give you tips you can follow between visits, doing your share to keep your garden alive and vibrant throughout the seasons.