3 reason January is right time to make big changes to your garden


Is it your new year’s resolution to make big changes to your garden in 2015? Whether you want to spend more time enjoying the garden with friends or family, or hoping to “grow your own” this year, planning your 2015 garden in January is a great idea. It may be a bit cold to get outside, but this early planning will pay off, especially if you want to include new structural features such as a garden room.


1. Your garden will recover from the big change ready for a perfect lawn in 2015

If you’re choosing major changes you likely you will have some lawn to repair. The end of March is the ideal time to plant grass seed, The soil temperature has risen back above 7-8 degrees Celsius, and the grass seed can germinate is as little as 3-4 days. By getting your major changes completed before then you are ready to make the most of this growth spurt.

If you’re thinking about a garden room, structurally insulated panels are one of the least disruptive of build methods, and lawns are easily patched up, but by timing your building, before the start of spring you will guarantee to be BBQ ready for the summer. Mention this blog post and we will send you a box of grass seed* with your garden room purchase to help get your garden ready for 2015.



2. You will not disrupt your hard work sowing seeds for the summer.

Vegetables to sow in January are also ready to plant out on March to May, these include cauliflowers, onions, strawberries, rhubarb and leeks. But it is not just fruit and vegetables that you can start planning now. You can start planting Lobelia, sweet peas and pansies for hanging baskets, so they are also ready for planting out in spring. By making the big changes early, the structure of your garden ready for planting out, without disruption to your plants.



3. By making big changes before March 1st you will cause minimal disruption to wildlife.

Big changes in the garden can disrupt wildlife, but by timing this before spring you can minimise this disruption. Bird lovers can tell you that by getting started before March include the lower risk of disrupting birds’ nests. Bird nesting season is between 1st March to 31st July, so if you need to remove trees to place your garden building, it is good to arrange this before the 1st March. We offer a tree clearing service, please speak your surveyor for more information.


We would love to help you make big changes to your garden in 2015. Please contact us to book in no obligation, site survey for a garden room, so you can make the most of your garden this year.

What are you planning in your garden this year? Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #2015garden
*Valid until 31st March 2015, terms and conditions apply.