Is Your Garden Ready For Winter?

Winter brings numerous challenges that you won’t have to deal with through the rest of the year. In particular, we’re thinking about the winter weather that causes nightmares for homeowners. Luckily, there are ways to ensure that your garden and the exterior of your home is ready for the winter season. Here are the possibilities we recommend that you explore. 

Weather Proofing

First, you should make sure that key areas of your garden are weatherproofed. The easiest way to do this will be to just add an additional layer onto the original places around the garden like the deck. If you do this, then you’ll be able to make sure that you don’t have a problem with the wood around your garden rotting when the snow begins to fall or even losing it’s colour. If you’re not sure how to weatherproof, you will often find that there are some great guides you can use online. 

Drainage

One of the key problems that you can face in winter is that water will often build up on the service of the property. That’s a problem as it can mean that water isn’t draining away as it should. Instead, it could be pressing on the foundations of your home. The easiest way to handle this is to make sure that you are laying down some drainage around your garden. If you don’t know how to do this, then you might want to think about hiring a landscaper. They will be able to make fast work of this job. 

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Move Plants Inside

Certain plants around your garden will not survive the harsh winter weather. That’s why you might want to think about moving them inside if you are worried about them dying. The good news is that it’s easy to pot a plan and move it somewhere like the conservatory where it’s going to be warmer through the winter season. When the worst of the weather has passed over, you will then be able to move it right back outside again. 

Of course, the plants aren’t the only things that you should be considering moving inside. There are definitely other things around the garden that you might want to think about putting in the garage or in the shed. This will be useful for items that you can’t weatherproof like the trampoline. It can also help you deal with the next issue. 

Winter Winds

Finally, it’s not just snow and rain that you need to deal with through winter. You also need to think about the strong winds that can blow around your home. You should support your fence posts with post base to ensure that they do stay in place when the cold winds blow. 

We hope this helps you get your own garden ready for winter and ensures that you can dodge some of the common issues and troubles that tend to plague homeowners throughout this particular season. If you take the right steps here, then you won’t have to deal with as many expensive issues when spring rolls around. 

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