Autumn is upon us and it’s the time of year when the garden is beginning to look untidy. The summer flowers are beginning to die off and things generally are beginning to look a bit straggly. Here are just a few tips.

Now is a great time to get out in the garden and spruce up your outside space whilst enjoying the last of the sunshine. Start by cutting the grass. It may be obvious, but it is amazing what a difference mowing the lawn makes – just like having a haircut! Don’t forget to go round with the edging shears to tidy up the edges.

Deadhead. Removing the flower heads that are past their best makes the plant look neater and encourages new flowers.

Clear out hanging baskets and pots, including compost and fill with fresh compost and plants. Winter flowering pansies give great colour whether it’s a complete mix or from one colour palette. I also love cyclamen which look good on their own or combined with heathers. Include some foliage such as ivy or, for something different, create a display purely from foliage plants.

It’s important to give your property some kerb appeal both for your own pleasure or when you are selling to appeal to buyers. Pots positioned either side of the entrance always look good but if they are past their best then they detract rather than enhance so replace. Pretty hanging baskets add colour but again need to be maintained. Replace summer bedding such as petunias and geraniums with winter flowering pansies and cyclamen.

I always think that the exterior of your property is just as important as the interior and you can’t consider the two in isolation, together they make a whole. For advice on all aspects of interior design contact us now on 07745 876182 or e mail or complete the contact form below. We cover Cheshire and the North West.

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