The beginning of the year throws a lot of fresh starts, new goals, and things to accomplish by this time next year.
Targets such as going to the gym, reading more books, or even fixing things around the house that you said you would back in 2009…
But if you’re stuck for ideas, particularly for the garden or allotments, we’re here to help and try to offer some suggestions for projects.
The Big Tidy
Normally, this would be saved for Springtime, and although we’re two months away from it ‘officially’ arriving, why not get a head start and tick off some of the groundwork before then?
Things like removing dead leaves, trimming edges of grass, cleaning plant pots, painting fences, purchasing seeds and creating a composting area can all be done in preparation for the blooming season.
It may also be worth giving those garden tools and machines a check and clean, just so you’re not caught short when Spring arrives.
Four Seasons Harvest Challenge
We all love a challenge, don’t we?
When it comes to getting a tiny bit competitive, there’s no one better than yourself, right?
Why not challenge yourself with growing not just a vegetable patch but also, fruit AND herb sections, too?
It’s a great way to learn new skills and learn about different ways to look after what you’ve planted. As a bonus idea, you could even share what you’re growing over time with friends and family on social media.
Why not look to transform part of your garden into somewhere that produces a bit of a Pollinator Party?
This can be another project that you can start to plan and build now, so you’re ready for spring.
You can learn the art of selecting plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
This is an opportunity to explore the world of DIY bee hotels and discover how you can create an environment that not only supports these crucial creatures but also enhances the beauty of your garden, too.
Chipping In For The Garden
Wood chips are a fantastic reusable and eco-friendly source to use around your garden and have while the inconsistent weather is here.
They’re great to include in compost, and mulch and temporally help prevent erosion across certain sections that can be susceptible to heavy rain.
Investing our a wood chipper is a great way to get started in producing your own, rather than purchasing bags of it from the store, allowing you to create your own whenever you need to all year round.
We created a blog about this subject, so if you’re looking to get started in this, you can read more about it here.