It's unlikely that we would want to spend any more time outside than is required, including in our gardens, given the frigid temperatures and awful weather we endure for half the year in this country. During the winter, what was once a tranquil retreat, a place for water fights, BBQs, and entertaining family and friends, turns into a desolate, abandoned wasteland.
Sometimes, all we can achieve before we run inside and turn on the heating is tossing a cover over the patio furniture and putting the BBQ in the shed after having a lengthy discussion about whether or not to just throw it out and get a new one next year.
Our gardens undoubtedly won't be in the best condition by the time summer returns; why not give the space some fresh energy? Similar to remodeling your home, why not try something new in your garden instead of merely freshening up the old features?