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October 18, 2016
The bitter cold weather can come within a blink of the eye. Unfortunately, the winter weather does not care if you are ready or not, your garden will become affected by the changes in the weather regardless.
Now is the perfect time to prepare your garden, which is why we have put together our top tips for you to follow.
Throughout the warmer months you will have taken advantage of using your outdoor furniture at any given chance, however during winter your furniture hardly gets noticed. This is why it is important to take care of each item, otherwise you may have to purchase new furniture next year.
Rot and rust are the main dangers with garden furniture, which is why you should move items inside or firmly secure them in an airtight and waterproof covering. Cushions used should be moved inside to avoid discolouration and damage to the fabric.
Many plants can not survive through the cold months, which is why you should dig them up in order to prevent any disease spreading. Smaller and fragile plants should be covered by a mesh guard as the wind can be fatal to their lifespan.
Unlike real grass, artificial grass can withstand even the harshest weather, however to ensure you do not damage the fibres in the artificial grass we recommend the following:
- Let frost, snow and ice melt naturally. If you can not wait for this process to happen, then use a plastic shovel and gently remove any leaves, debris or snow.
- To avoid even minimal damage, you can place a plastic sheet over your garden which will protect your lawn.
- Do not allow pets or people to run on your lawn if there is a layer of ice, frost or snow as sudden impact will cause the blades to lose their structure as well as damaging the fibres.
Winter can be a cruel time for your garden, but by following our advice, your garden can continue to look fresh and green all year round.
If you are looking for a low maintenance lawn or have any questions regarding artificial grass, then now is the perfect time to get in touch and give yourself an early Christmas present!