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How to Minimise Garden Maintenance and Damage from Stormy Weather

As we are in the middle of a really stormy period of winter weather I thought you may like to read this, so here are a few precautions you can incorperate as part of your regular garden maintenance to minimise damage to your garden, property and avoid inury to you or anyone else. If jn any doubt contact The Landscape Gardener

Put all garden furniture in a shed or the the garage to prevent it being blown around the garden and breaking or worse still being blown through a window or patio doors.

If you have a large sun brolly as part of a garden set and it is unable to be moved, ensure it is wrapped up and tied together and if possible put a cover over it and secure at the botom, this will prevent it from being broken and also soring into the sky and into a neighbours greenhouse!!

Make sure all outside doors are shut and secured, this way they will not be ripped off of their hinges!

Inspect any fence posts periodcally through the winter and replace any wobbly or rotten posts, its cheaper to replace one post now than four or five posts and the panels as they have been smashed into fire wood.

Ensure any trees in the garden are safe, have any deadwood removed and the tree crown reduced if required as part of your routune garden maintenace. If there is any damage to a branch or tree during or after a storm ensure it is removed as soon as possible. Contact our tree surgeon to carry out this proceedure as it is a job for the professionals, never attempt to climb a tree to remove damaged branches or even more so use a chainsaw on the ground or up the tree. Fallen timber is put into many different types of stressess and a cut in the wrong place could result in serious injury or even death!!! For any storm damaged of fallen trees call The Landscape Gardeners, 24 hours on 07876 452744.

Check garden and boundary walls for cracks, movement or damage. Cracked walls or poor, damaged joints can result in the wall becoming unstable and blown over and if this adjacent to a footpath could lead to serious injury or death. If in doubt please call us for a free consultation on 01243 575713/01202 348078.

Prevent flooding in really heavy downpours by ensuring your patio drains are not full of leaves or debris and your gutters/downpipes are also clear. Remember do not climb or use a ladders in high winds. If you need any assistance please call 07748 282107 and we will gladly come and help.

In snowy and icy conditions try to have a couple of bags of rocksalt in the garden shed or garage for your pathways, this will be of great assistance to you in the event of ice and freezing conditions. The Landscape Gardeners can pop round and spread this for you while you stay snuggled up by the fire! We offer this as part of our garden maintenance package.

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