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Garden project ideas for autumn in UK

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Just because we've waved goodbye to summer and said hello to autumn, it doesn't mean you can't still get out into your garden to enjoy yourself. Furthermore, there are plenty of fun, beautiful projects that are perfect for this time of year! 

We've looked at some of the best gardening projects, created by talented landscapers, and identified some brilliant DIY endeavours that you can try your hand at during the cooler months so, what are you waiting for?

1. A simple fire pit will be easy to install and offers plenty of hours of cold weather fun!

1.2m rustic sandstone firepit Rustic style garden by Lithic Fire Rustic Sandstone
Lithic Fire

1.2m rustic sandstone firepit

Lithic Fire

2. Shaping your bushes ahead of the spring growth spurt is a great idea and will have a stunning impact

Small urban garden Modern garden by Ruth Willmott Modern
Ruth Willmott

Small urban garden

Ruth Willmott

3. Get your tree trimming done now so you can relax and not have to do it when it's hailing or snowing

Small town garden Modern garden by homify Modern

Small town garden


4. Treat your lawn to some nourishing feed, regular trims and perfect edging so it won't be hard to get it back in shape post-winter

5. Think about protecting delicate flowers in your garden. You might need stakes or burlap covers but prevention is better than cure!

6. A pond is a fantastic feature, so dig one now and think ahead to how you'll protect it from the frost. Wait until spring to add any flowers or plants

7. If your garden path has seen better days, lay a fresh one now, with a membrane underneath to prevent pesky weeds popping up between slabs

8. Simple but effective, a wooden garden bench can really bring a garden to life. Build one now and get it stained!

Small urban garden Modern garden by Ruth Willmott Modern
Ruth Willmott

Small urban garden

Ruth Willmott

9. Water fountains are ideal if you don't have enough room for a pond. However, be mindful that they'll be affected by cold weather so consider protecting them with a cover

Contemporary garden design Bracknell, Berkshire, UK Modern garden by Linsey Evans Garden Design Modern
Linsey Evans Garden Design

Contemporary garden design Bracknell, Berkshire, UK

Linsey Evans Garden Design

10. As the nights draw in, you'll need more light so isn't now a great time to install those solar lamps you've been thinking about?

11. If any areas of your garden are a little overgrown or neglected, now is the time to tend them. Turn a forgotten corner into a secluded reading nook, or anything you like, but don't wait for the plants to overrun!

12. Planters make a great impression on a garden, so how about upcycling a few you already have? It's as simple as a coat of paint

13. There's no denying that decking looks great but it does require upkeep. If you have some in your garden, be sure to take the time to stain and treat it now as it's the wet and cold weather that does the most damage

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14. For a simple autumn garden project, how about a small rockery? They generally need hardy plants, which are perfect for the weather conditions

For more garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 14 Easy (And Cheap As Chips) Upgrades For Your Patio.

Which of these ideas will you try this season?
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