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Garden Inspiration

Top tips, hints and guides to tidy up your garden.

As summer starts to slow down, it’s time to begin our autumn tidy up. Let us help get you started…

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Ideas for the month

Winter cover on garden furniture set.

Cover your furniture

Not ready to pack things away? Use a furniture cover to protect furniture, BBQs and benches from wet and cold weather.

Two composters in a garden.

Make some mulch

Grass cuttings, weeds and dead flowers are ideal for your compost. Start building your compost heap, ready for autumn.

Family enjoying a hot tub.

Go for a dip

After a hard day’s work in the garden, what better way to relax your muscles than in a tub full of warm, hot bubbles.

Man fitting a security camera.

Secure your home

Before darker nights reach us, discover how to can keep your home and garden safe with locks, cameras and more.

Tidying up your garden

There’s lots we can do to protect our gardens from incoming, colder weather.

Clear your flowerbeds.

Clear your flowerbeds

Use garden hand tools like secateurs, trowels and cultivators to help dig up weeds and deadhead any flowers. You’ll now have room for planting next year’s spring bulbs.

Tidy your lawn.

Tidy your lawn

Whilst the weather is still nice, use a lawnmower to give your grass a fresh cut. And neaten the edges with a grass trimmer or edging tool – it’s a simple way to make it look brand new.

Protect wooden structures.

Protect wooden structures

Before the bad weather strikes, give your wooden structures (fences, sheds and benches) a coat of wood stain or paint. This’ll give them time to soak it in before the rain arrives.

Invest in a water butt.

Invest in a water butt

This is a great way to recycle rain water. Attach the water butt to your guttering and use the water collected to water your plants. Avoid any stale smells by using it regularly.

Storage ideas for your garden

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Store in a shed.

Store in a shed

Whether they’re wooden, metal or plastic, sheds offer sturdy storage. Pick the right size and style to suit your outdoor space, and tuck away essential garden tools, seasonal toys or furniture you don’t want weathered.

Grow in greenhouses.

Grow in greenhouses

There are a lot of plants that need warmer weather to thrive. With a huge selection of greenhouses to suit any sized garden or plant collection, you can keep your blooms safe. 

Hidden hacks.

Hidden hacks

If you have a smaller space, then opt for a storage box or bench. You can hide away those everyday garden tools or accessories, whilst they subtly blend in as extra garden seating.

Don't forget your garage.

Don't forget your garage

Line your walls with practical shelving, hang helpful hooks or opt for stackable storage boxes. It’s a great place to organise your tools and accessories, keeping your garden clear. 

Create a cosy garden

September offers some warm and beautiful evenings. So, let’s make the most of them before summer ends.

Outdoor lights and heating.

Outdoor lights and heating

Use soft solar lighting to set the mood and frame your cosy corner. Pick a stylish chimenea or firepit as a focal point and settle in (well, out) for the night.

Garden home comforts.

Garden home comforts

Dress your outdoor furniture with cushions, throws and outdoor rugs to create a snuggly seating spot. And remember those handy storage boxes to hide things away.

Outdoor Christmas decorations

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Outside of a home decorated with Christmas string lights.

Time to add the trimmings

Go home. Bring Lapland to you with icicle lights, add  pops of colour with string lights and novelty festive characters, or really go all out with inflatables and light projectors. 'Tis the season to be jolly, after all.

Helpful gardening advice...

Seasonal gardening tips.

Seasonal gardening tips

The right jobs and top tips for every season.

Pressure washer buying guide.

Pressure washer buying guide

Blast the dirt away.

Looking after outdoor toys.

Looking after outdoor toys

Check and maintain their garden toys.

Chainsaw buying guide.

Chainsaw buying guide

Choose the right chainsaw for you.

Gardening guides

A helping hand...

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Why buy at Argos?

The great outdoors doesn’t exclude your garden and no matter the time of year your garden can look tidy. It need not be a labour-intensive task with modern machinery. Hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, lawnmowers and shredders are easily affordable. Take some garden inspiration from us – use features like solar lights, chimeneas and garden furniture to give your garden some character. Check our clearance pages to see if there are any discounts on garden products.