As the majority of the nation has been put under “stay-at-home” orders, many of us will be looking for a project or two to keep ourselves busy in lockdown again. While it might be cold outside, January is a great time to get your garden sorted so you’ll have more time to enjoy it in the future when friends and family are finally able to come round in summer (fingers crossed).
From DIY decorating hacks to installing decking and bars by yourself, there are endless ways to spruce up your outdoor areas. So, put the garden top of your to-do list and let our top projects inspire your exterior projects. Here are a few things to do in the garden in January:
Get your garden summer ready…
Whether you have lengthy flower beds or a patio full of pots, now is the perfect time to think about what you want to see in spring. Trim back tired old hedges and plant shrubs and seeds for the best results later.
If your garden is looking a little tired, repaint old pots in colours you love. You can create marble effects or dust them with metallic powder for extra sparkle. Pinterest has endless inspiration to help you create your desired design.
Don’t forget to neaten the edges of lawns and flowerbeds and pull up unsightly weeds to stop them taking over your garden.
DIY Garden Bar
Build your own garden bar and get ready for the long summer nights of fun. You could opt for a build-your-own set, but why not take the time to craft something truly unique. You can find at SGS Engineering some handy equipment that are worth the investment to make building your bar a breeze.
Whether you decide on a tiki theme, a desert hacienda or a poolside cabana, plan your design ahead of time. Make use of YouTube videos that will help you plan and build your perfect drinking hole.
You’ll need some shade too, so invest in a canopy that suits your theme, whether it’s bamboo reeds or vibrant fabric. The choice is up to you.
Create the perfect space to relax, dine and entertain family and friends in the summer. Decking is easy to put up, especially with the right tutorial. You can design traditional decks that extend from your back door or create an island deck at the back of your garden instead.
Make sure you weatherproof it. Treated properly, decking can last years and years, helping you make many memories.
None of us truly know what the world will look like by summer, but we can start preparing our garden and outside spaces now, in the hope that the sun will be shining and we can invite friends and family around to enjoy our space!