With summer coming to an end, it’s time to start preparing for winter early, so that you can enjoy all the fun of the festive season.
There are multiple ways of transforming your home and garden for Christmas, without the need for a big budget. Here are just a few of the ways you can prepare yourself, without having to spend a fortune:
Investing in a garden furniture cover for winter can help to protect your outdoor furniture from any adverse weather conditions that winter may bring. By removing any garden furniture cushions and storing them indoors and covering your rattan furniture, you can preserve the very best of your gardens beauty for next summer.
However, if a cover is not for you, rattan is simple and easy to clean and this easy three step cleaning process can be done bi-monthly throughout the winter period:
Step One: Fill a bowl with warm water and add a few drops of dish detergent, stirring until bubbles form on the surface of the water.
Step Two: Dip a soft cloth carefully into the bubbles only, not the water, and then wipe the rattan with the bubbles. This will clean the rattan without over-saturating it.
Step Three: Use a soft bristle brush (a toothbrush works well) to clean the crevices.
Alternatively, you can store any seasonal furniture away inside a garage or shed for safe keeping during the winter months. Garden furniture cube sets are a perfect option for those with limited storage as the chairs on every cube set can be tucked fully under the table and therefore takes up much less space, making it ideal to store away in the winter.
Purchasing some LED Christmas lights to brighten up both your home and garden is a great way of welcoming the festive season, and this year it’s time to be better than your neighbours and give your house that glow you’ve always wished for.
Entwining lights among trees, shrubs and fences can also help bring the cosiness from inside the house out into the garden, offering the perfect place to celebrate with friends and family. If you’re looking to spend a little extra on making your outdoor space a home for winter parties then investing in a patio heater or fire pit for the garden is ideal for keeping your guests warm.
Finally, the most important task is selecting and putting up the Christmas tree, but, if the chore of tidying fallen bristles risks putting a damper on your festive spirit, then an artificial tree is something to consider.
There is always an artificial tree to suit you, whether it be a pre-lit tree, snowy tree, slim or bushy tree that will work well within your home. Artificial Christmas trees are a low maintenance option that are easy to assemble and still look vibrant and full of life through to New Year’s Day. And unlike a real tree, they are ready to use year after year.