With the dark nights drawing in early and the thick layer of glistening frost making an appearance first thing in the morning, it is clear to see that winter is truly here. Before long, the garden will be lifeless and trees and flower patches will be bare. With little activity left to complete in the garden, it is now time to turn your attention to your garden workshop. In the summer, your garden workshop is likely to be just an extension of your garden, however this drastically changes during the winter months.
Rather than sitting back and waiting for the cold frost to lift, it is time to get your green fingers busy and make the most of your garden workshop.
Plan for Spring
With the excitement of Christmas and the distraction of the New Year, before you know it, spring will be well on its way. March and April tend to be the most important months for gardeners as these months will set up the garden for the rest of the year.
If unprepared for these months, you may find that your garden will not reach its full potential. Get prepared and organise your garden workshop during the frosty months – this way you can be sure that you are ready to tackle all garden related tasks as soon as possible.
Clean up and organise gardening equipment that you will need in the upcoming year and make room for a space that is workable in. The less organised your garden workshop is, the more difficult you are going to find gardening.
Whilst most flowers and vegetables will need to be planted in early spring, there are some seeds that will need planting during the winter months. By simply creating shelving space and a worktop area in your garden workshop, you will find that gardening preparation will be much easier.
Remember, your garden workshop can be the perfect space for the potting and re-potting of plants and vegetables. If enough shelf space is made available, it can even be the perfect solution to seed storage over the winter months.
DIY & Crafts
As the garden is not going to be on the top of your priorities during the winter months, it is the perfect time to get on with DIY activities for around the home. The garden workshop can provide you with the perfect space to get on with any DIY projects that are not suitable to completed within the home.
A tidy and spacious garden workshop can be used for constructing furniture for the home, sawing materials and even cutting and storing fire wood.
The garden workshop can provide a warm and sheltered area for you whilst completing DIY projects.
Hobbies & Activities
Whilst the majority of people see their garden workshop as an extension to their garden, some others see it as an extension of the home, especially during winter.
Convert your garden workshop into a area that is not available within the home, whether it be a games room, home office or even just a place for storing home and garden equipment.
It is not always practical to have a room in the house solely dedicated for hobbies or activities that you enjoy, however the garden workshop can provide just that.