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How to enjoy the garden all year round

Garden all year roundEven though the clocks are changing soon, there’s still plenty of opportunities to keep enjoying your garden all year round.

Although summer is great for spending time in the garden, there’s joy to be had from being outdoors in all seasons. Here’s how to appreciate your garden, whatever the weather…

Choose plants that look good throughout the year

Evergreen plants such as lavender and holly look good in all seasons, keeping your garden a pleasure to look at.

Install patio heaters or buy a fire pit

Just because the warmth has gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your garden. Buying a patio heater or a fire pit means you can enjoy alfresco living for longer. If you need fuel for your fire pit, then Somerlap have a range of firewood available. You can choose from our Somerset-made, eco-friendly Brackettes or maybe some kiln dried logs – either are perfect fuel for alfresco fires. You could even buy a timber log store to keep your logs dry and ready to burn.

Attract birds to your garden

Birds are a delight to have in the garden, and by providing food in the winter months you can enjoy their presence all year round. Position the bird food so that you can see it from the window and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your house!

Read our blog for more tips on attracting birds to the garden.

Enjoy year-round alfresco eating

Ever dreamed of having a BBQ every month of the year? Well, now you can thanks to the Somerlap BBQ shelter or grill cabin! One shields you and your BBQ food from the weather, while the other provides a totally enclosed space for you and your family or friends to enjoy a BBQ – even in rain, sleet or snow! Make sure you enter our fabulous competition to WIN a BBQ shelter.

Start composting

Autumn and winter are great times to start a compost, making the most of your garden space and providing you with quality compost for your vegetables. If you don’t have a composter, take a look at our timber compost bin – ideal for any garden size.

Sleep in the garden all year round

Camping doesn’t have to stop when summer ends! Our stunning timber camping pods are insulated, which means you can camp in comfort, even when the temperature drops.

Wrap up warm and enjoy the spectacle of frosts and snow

If it gets really cold, then there’s nothing else for it – it’s time to wrap up warm and enjoy the garden despite the weather. As the saying goes; “there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing”!

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