As the weather turns colder and wetter it is clear that autumn is well and truly here, and the gardening season is almost over. The very idea of looking for garden accessories may seem a little ridiculous when you really won’t be able to get out there properly again until the spring, but in fact, the winter months are the best time to consider how you would like to accessorise your garden.
With many of the garden stores having sales and offering fantastic discounts on their outdoor stock you may be able to pick up some bargains. If you don’t want to buy anything just yet, you could still start looking for inspiration.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the accessories that you may want to consider when landscaping your garden.
Garden planters are a great way to add focal points to your garden. Whether you go for something traditional like a terracotta trough style planter or something more contemporary like one of the wide range of Flora Select Corten planters there is something out there to suit every theme and style of garden.
Using garden planters will make it possible for you to use plants and flowers as accessories in your garden. They allow you to tie in the colour of your chosen flowers with the ambience and theme of your garden.
In a smaller garden, planters can help you to create stunning arrangements of plants that will really catch the eye, whilst in larger gardens they can be used to dramatic effect to create a real statement.
There is something rather soothing about the gentle sound of running water and even the smallest of gardens can benefit from the addition of a water feature. Whether you opt for a small pond, a mini waterfall or spherical balls that gently cascade water, there are plenty of options that will suit every size of garden.
Even the smallest garden has room for a mini waterfall style water feature. Whatever theme or requirements you have from your garden the addition of a water feature is a fantastic way in which you can create an oasis in your garden. The good news is that water features can be either solar powered or plugged into the mains which makes them more versatile in your garden. The more modern ones also tend to be self-contained which means that they source water from either an underground source or a pond and then recycle this water. This means that there is no need for your water feature to be plumbed in.
No garden is really complete without some form of seating and there are an incredible range of garden seating types out there. If you want to use your garden for relaxing, then a garden bench or some form of garden sofa set is a good option that will give you a great space for relaxing with a drink and a good book. If, however, you want to use your garden for entertaining or you think that you might be spending a lot of time eating al fresco as a family, then a table and chairs can be a good idea. From bistro sets, which fold up for easy storage, to large wooden tables with chairs and benches, there are options to suit every size of garden.
If you really want to make the most of your garden, then accessorise with some lighting so that you can remain outside even when the natural light goes in the evenings. Solar lighting is a great and very cost effective way of making your garden light and bright in the evenings.