Planning Your Garden In Winter

Langlands Plan and Plant

Winter is a great time to plan for the year ahead. Use our guide to help you overcome any problems you had throughout the year, and to consider which aspects of your garden could be even better!

Planting Beds

Planning Your Garden In Winter

There may be times in the year when your beds are lacking colour. Sometimes it is a good idea to take a photo of each bed at the beginning of every month so as you can identify the times when more colour or interest is needed.

This will also help to see how larger plants have grown and can be beneficial when deciding to prune, move or split plants. This will help you out next January when you plan your jobs for the following year.

Drainage Problems

Planning Your Garden In Winter

Take photos of where water is standing and then plan the best course of action to take when the weather is better to prevent this from happening. Water standing on soil or lawns will be eased by simply adding grit to the soil or spiking a lawn with a garden fork regularly to improve the drainage.

Paving slabs can be lifted and re-levelled. If you have more severe problems you may need to look into adding additional drainage.

Problems with Garden Layout

Planning Your Garden In Winter

Now is a good time to start planning any changes you want to make in the garden. You may want to make it easier to maintain, or you may want to include additional elements, such as patios and summerhouses. You may even want to create a whole new space.

Now you can start to think about how and when you are going to achieve this, make notes, research materials etc. You may even want professional advice.

Langlands Plan and Plant - Garden Design Service offers advice and range of services which will help. We can arrange visits to your garden to advise on any elements you require, from pruning to redevelopment. The Garden Design Service also offers planting plans and a full design service.

If you would like to find out more about these services, visit our Garden Design Service page.


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