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When you're rushing about in the cold and rain all day long, all you probably want to do is get home, stick the heating on and snuggle up on the sofa for a warm and cosy night in front of the TV.
But after spending the summer months making your garden into a seasonal haven to relax and entertain in when the weather is nice, your outside space can start to look a little abandoned and neglected in the colder climate.
Even if you're not planning on spending time outdoors during the winter, you still want to keep your garden looking tidy to admire through your window, and keep on top of the upkeep to save a huge job as the weather turns warmer.
Here, we've put together a few tips to make sure you can enjoy your garden during the winter months as much as you do during the summer.
A bird table is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of nature in your garden. A well stocked table will attract many different species of bird to your outdoor space.
The only problem is this:
If you don't care for the bird table properly, it can actually do more harm than good.
You care enough about wildlife to want to attract it to your garden, and your bird table is placed with all the right intentions. So the last thing you want to do is end up causing harm or injury to the birds.
But that's exactly what will happen if you don't keep it clean and well maintained. In this guide, you'll find out exactly why your bird table needs cleaning, and how to do it.
Good quality wooden garden furniture is a great investment. Comfortable, reliable and sturdy, it will serve you well for years to come.
But as with any furniture, to get the best from your garden tables, chairs and benches, you'll need to keep it clean.
While it might seem like a daunting job, it's actually not as bad as you might think. There are a few ways you can do it, but this post will break down some quick and easy ways to can clean your garden furniture in next to no time.
When the summer sun shines and the mercury in the thermometer starts to rise, many of us love to get outside and enjoy the pleasant weather while we can.
Whether it's hosting a barbecue with family and friends, soaking up the rays with a cold drink and a good book or getting green fingered and doing a spot of gardening, the summer is a time when everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.
In most situations, you'll find yourself using garden furniture which can be a great way to provide functional seating and table areas that also look great - as long as you look after it properly.
If you live in Great Britain, there's not much chance that you'll be sitting outside during the winter months.
While it's always nice to enjoy the great outdoors when the warm summer allows us, it's a different story during the colder parts of the year.
We already know that weather affects the appearance of timber, so if you're unlikely to be using your garden furniture in the winter, how should you prepare it for the cold weather?
With the changing weather, you may notice that your wooden garden furniture is also prone to change.
Because timber is a natural product, it is affected by the environment and natural conditions that is exposed to much more than a man made product would be. Particularly during the summer, many people deem that their furniture is faulty or has defects, a conclusion that is reached because of the appearance of cracks and splits in the timber.
But in actual fact, this is very rarely the sign of a defect – it is simply the timber responding to its surroundings.