Fall is just around the corner here in Australia, and if you’re like most, you’ve enjoyed the last few months in your garden enjoying the sun and you’re not quite ready to give that up yet. Well the good news is, you don’t! However, if you’ve been wondering how you can improve your garden so that you can enjoy it even more, you might be wondering what additions you can add to complement your garden in the fall months. Having a beautiful garden doesn’t mean you need to be DIY-minded, so here are some ideas you can use to transform your garden!


Create a kids corner

If you’ve got kids, you’ll know how quickly they can become bored. But, the last thing you want when the weather is still warm is for them to be sitting inside on their phones or tablets all day. So, why not create a corner in your garden dedicated to your kids? You can add a slide and a swingset for them to enjoy, or perhaps you could build a den for them so they can spend hours playing imaginatively. You can add bark in their area to keep them safe from falls and add another lovely touch of colour to your garden. Why not add in a paddling pool so they can hop in and out to keep lovely and cool!

Build a sheltered patio

Even in the fall it can still reach some pretty high temperatures, so it’s important to keep sheltered and cool. However, the last thing you want is to have to sit inside when it’s so beautiful outside. That’s where a sheltered patio comes in. Consider building one with a metal roof so that if it does decide to rain you’re nice and protected. You could add some hanging plants and even some net curtains to keep away any mosquitoes to make it a picturesque patio for everyone to enjoy. Imagine eating dinner outside with the breeze flowing through – sounds amazing, right?

Welcome wildlife

Another great addition to your garden is to make it a sanctuary for wildlife. When it’s really warm outside, birds and other animals can struggle to find food and water, and even shelter to sleep in. Use this opportunity as a chance to create a project with your children by creating some things for wildlife in your garden, such as:

  • A birth bath for easy access to water
  • Bird and bug boxes for protection and shelter
  • Hidden shelters in hedges and behind your shed for smaller animals to nest in
  • Bird feeders filled with seeds and nuts
  • Bowls of water for foxes and hedgehogs

Doing this will also help to teach your children about wildlife and how important it is to help them out when they are struggling in the heat. And, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy some quality time with your children!

While we’re talking about animals, why not add a fish pond to your garden too? It’s actually easier than you think, and as long as you make sure the pool is properly lined and you take care of the pump and filtration system you can enjoy watching fish swim around too! It might be a good idea to build a pond underneath a tree or other form of shelter so the fish don’t overheat.

Add some outdoor lighting

When it’s lovely and warm outside, it’s natural to want to spend as much time outside as possible, even when it gets darker outside. So, why not complement your garden with some outdoor lighting so that once the kids are in bed, you can enjoy your time together outdoors by lapping up any remaining heat of the day? There’s something so relaxing about sitting outside and listening to the birds chirping at the end of the day. You can easily buy solar powered outdoor lights from your local hardware store, but if you want it wired, make sure you call your local electrician to come and install them.

Install an outdoor kitchen

Finally, there’s nothing quite like not having to leave the safe haven of your garden for even a second of the day, and that’s why it’s a good idea to install an outdoor kitchen in your garden. While you might have a BBQ, imagine being able to cook all sorts of cuisines while still enjoying the heat of the sun? If you do decide to build a sheltered patio, why not include an outdoor kitchen too to protect it from the elements?

This list isn’t exhaustive when it comes to improvements you could make to your garden to enjoy the fall, but it’s a great place to start. Which one is your favourite?