When the autumn comes, the days are shorter, the evenings get colder, but it is still pleasant to spend some time outside, but you need to prepare some things first. These weather changes are the signs that it is the right time to prepare our garden for fall. What can we do in the backyard during the fall? Since cold days are approaching, the backyard must be well organised above all. With that in mind, we have prepared some useful tips for you.
The outdoor furniture protection
Remember how expensive your outdoor dining furniture was? That’s why you should always try to protect it from rain and wind. It would be such a waste to leave the furniture completely ruined by water and dust. You should protect it in time by using special covers. Think about your cushions and linens, too. Take them inside, wash them, and place them somewhere where they will be protected and will not make clutter.
The swimming pool season is over
Since hot days are over, your swimming pool should be put to sleep mode until the next season. You really don’t want all the leaves and the dust to get inside the pool. This way, you will have to do extra work with cleaning it thoroughly before the summer season. When it comes to covering the swimming pool, you should hire a professional to do it for you. This way, it will be clean and ready for the next swimming season.
Choose a heating source
As the evenings are not so cosy and warm anymore, you should consider installing a heating system. There are several options you can choose from, such as a fire pit or a fireplace. The fire pits are not just pretty, but also very practical because you can move them around. You need to be careful not to put it somewhere near the grass or something flammable. On the other hand, you can install a fireplace, and it will create a warm and gentle atmosphere inside your backyard. They come in different sizes and are made of different materials.
The harvesting and tree protection
You should make sure you harvest everything from your garden before the really cold days come. If you have vegetables such as onions, potatoes and carrots in your garden, you should harvest all of them, before the cold ruins your crop. Sometimes, even the smallest gardens can supply you with more than enough food for the winter. Also, if you have some peppers, you can prepare all sorts of winter preserves for you and your family. You will feel quite pleasing and proud of yourself when you realise that you and your family are eating organic food. When it comes to trees, they also need some protection. Make sure you clean all the leaves that fall off. If you are not sure about tree maintenance, we recommend hiring professionals, like the ones from The Tree Guy.
Planting and transplanting in autumn
The fall is a really good time for planting and transplanting, mostly because the soil is really moist from all those rainy days. The soil is also still warm from the summer sun, so plants still have enough time to get used to some new positions and form new roots. New plants can also be planted in the fall. This is the last chance to add some color to your garden before the winter. For instance, the fall is perfect planting time for roses, before the first frost. You can also use the fall to plant some bulbs, so they will be ready to add a splash of color to your backyard in the spring.
As you can see, it’s quite easy to prepare your backyard for colder days so you and your family can enjoy it. You can also make some warm and nice decorations for your patio and enjoy time with your friends and family. All you actually need is some good will, good mood, and someone with whom you can enjoy.