03/11/2016 07:05 GMT | Updated 03/11/2017 05:12 GMT

Four Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden This Year

As we're moving into winter, our once colourful gardens are starting to appear a little drab. With a little planning, you can start preparing now to have the most vibrant Gardenthis coming spring. These four helpful tips might seem simple, but the incredible effect they can have on your garden will be simply stunning.

Add Some Lighting

Adding a little illumination to your garden can really improve its appearance during the darker hours. If you're looking for a creative way to light up your evenings, consider installing some waterproof rope lighting around your garden. This seemingly small change can really help the decorative areas of your Garden stand out. Plus, it's both inexpensive and easy to set up!

Still find it a little dim? Add some spotlights around your porch so you and your family can relax on those cool summer evenings. If you're lucky enough to own a hot tub, proper lighting will make your porch just that much more fun to hang around on during the upcoming chilly months.

Replace Your Fence

Tired of looking at that dingy old fence that can barely keep itself upright? Although it can be easy to neglect, a nice new fence is one of the easiest ways you can add a little liveliness to your garden. A vibrant new fence from Colourfence comes with a 25 year guarantee and is virtually maintenance free unlike traditional wooden fences, which will give you more time to enjoy your garden instead of maintaining it. A new fence will give you a little more privacy, but choosing one that is visually appealing won't make your garden look like a prison. Instead, you'll have a vibrant new place to relax after a long day.

Create a Winter Garden

Generally, we accept that fact that our gardens are going to look a little rough in the cold months. If you plan correctly, there are plenty of plants you can grow that will survive through the winter. Winterberry is one of the most popular year-round plants. These hardy little plants have lipstick-red fruit that creates a festive atmosphere, no matter what time of year it is.

Lay Down Mulch

If you want your garden to be extra vibrant next year, now is the time to lay down mulch. Mulch will help to keep your flowerbeds protected during the off season. It's very inexpensive to purchase and acts like a warm blanket to keep the chilly weather from having a negative impact on your garden. Not only does mulch smell good, but an added benefit is the fact that it can help fertilize your soil. It's recommended to wait until you've had several days of rain before putting down mulch. This is in order to help keep moisture in. During this time of year, we don't think you'll have any problem waiting for a rainy day!