Back in the day, we had to content ourselves with whatever our gardens looked like while it was in the throes of a harsh winter or a golden autumn. Today, we can change our gardens any which way we like thanks to the magic of technology and landscaping. Here are some suggestions for different ‘looks’ you can try out; one which suits the season and one that is completely other.A White WinterNothing grows in winter except for evergreen plants, unless of course you have turf suppliers Ryde is well known for having high quality artificial grass. If everything in your garden is dead, one way to go with the climate is to bring potted evergreens in and arrange them artistically all around the space. You can string fairy lights around the dead branches of trees and plants and you can hang laminate snowflakes to go with the snow theme.
To try something completely different, you will need to radically change the appearance of the place. Call turf layers to bring in some synthetic grass and cover your garden with it. Some varieties even have fake wild flowers in them. Put up a beach umbrella or a picnic table and decorate it with a beach ball. It’s ironic, and smirks at the climate. Spring AwakeningSpring is all about rebirth and looking natural so leaving a garden as is, with minimal weeding and care usually works. Let the creepers and vines go wild; plant roses to a corner and have other cheerful flowers that will flower soon. Put up wooden signs with the sun, clouds and other nature symbols painted on them in between the plants.For an alternate look, string bright and colourful paper chains around the garden and have loud music blaring from hidden speakers to give it a festival carnival kind of feeling.
A Scorching Summer
Summer brings some of the last full blooms so while the flowers are blooming, hang your old sunglasses from different plants and make sun shades for them. Now is the time to be non-ironic and have a permanent beach ball in residence. Install a mist machine or a sprinkler and be generous with your watering; the neighbourhood kids will love it.Unfortunately, summers get so hot that it is not easy to pretend otherwise. The only alternative to a summer garden that can be pulled off is a softer spring version, or an early autumn one so go do your thing.A Golden FallAutumn is billed as the prettiest season because the leaves of many trees turn into all kinds of reds, browns and gold. To go with the season you could pile up the leaves in one corner for jumping in and or fill sacks with it and take it to a compost bin. This is also Halloween time, so a pumpkin or two laid conspicuously on the path is a great idea, along with cut-outs of bats.Autumn is a difficult season to ignore, but by bringing in tropical flowers that bloom throughout the year and having sun lamps hidden among the leaves, you can simulate late summer if you like.