Christmas is now be over and we’re getting well into January and I’m already looking forward to the nicer weather. While we may spend time curled up inside where it is warm and cosy there is still one part of the home that needs looking after is the garden. I’m guilty myself of neglecting the garden over winter but there are plenty of things you can do to prepare it beforehand.
Mow The Lawn
We have quite a large garden with a lot of lawn space. During the summer we have to mow the grass at least every other week and really, it could do with being done more often if we had the time. The grass gets in quite a bad condition over winter and one way to help stop this is to give it a really good cut just before the weather gets bad. If the grass is cut short, and stays short, it is less likely to get quite so bad. SGS have a great range of lawnmowers that would suit most gardens.
Put Away All Tools
Something that can end up costing you a whole lot of money is not looking after your garden tools properly. We have made the mistake of leaving tools out in the bad weather only to find them rusted or broken. Good garden tools are a great investment but only if you take care of them.
Furniture is just as susceptible to the bad weather as the grass and plants in your garden. Some furniture can get especially battered by the weather and it’s a good idea to cover it up before the weather gets bad. We have had a glass table smash because it got too cold one winter and wooden furniture can get rotten if not treated properly and covered.
Tidy Boarders and Clear Leaves
Having a good tidy up in the garden is a great idea before winter comes. Clearing all dead leaves makes room for plants to breathe and also makes the garden a lot less cluttered looking. Plants need room to grow and breathing space when it comes to spring and doing this before winter gives plants the best possible chance.
If you have a garden, I’d love to know what tips you have for preparing your garden for winter. Let me know in the comments.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.