It's hard to say goodbye to summer and long days spent lying on the grass. The winds and rains of autumn are just around the corner, and that gives us extra motivation to make the most of our outdoor spaces while we can. The change of season is a moment to pause and reflect, while catching the last of the sun's rays.
From green to gold
Give your front garden an end-of-summer update with red-gold plants in all the colours of an Indian summer. Consider including some of these classic autumn plants which make the perfect seasonal update for chic garden planters. Add a garland of autumn foliage to your front door for an injection of seasonal fun and character. The finishing touches of fairy lights up will make your home seem warm and inviting in the warm evening light.
Get to work
Although spring appears to be the perfect time to work on the garden, the foundation for a year-round garden is actually laid in the autumn. There is also pressing work to be done for the approaching colder months. Give the local animals and insects a helping hand and make your autumn garden wildlife-friendly this year.
See summer out in style
After all that preparation for the approaching seasons, you deserve something nice. Enjoy the golden-hued evenings and the opportunity to eat al fresco for these last few days of the year.
These last warm days are also a good moment to consider what sort of work you will have to do in the garden when summer has well and truly passed. Take the time to prepare your tools, so you can put the garden to bed for winter in autumn. Take a look at our list of handy tips to get started.