Top Tips To Clear the Garden Ready for Winter
It seems that only yesterday we were all basking in balmy back gardens, enjoying the great British Summer. But there’s no denying it, Autumn is well and truly on its way and how much time do you think you’ll really be spending out there as the nights draw in? Now is probably the perfect time to clear the decks ready for the winter hibernation! Here are our top tips on decluttering the garden:
Shed Clear Out
Tackle the biggest task first – head for the shed. Clearing out this space first will make sure you know exactly what space you have to use for the rest of the garden’s spoils. We haven’t met a shed yet that isn’t full to bursting with useful tools, furniture and toys as well as a whole host of abandoned, broken or simply forgotten bits of family life. The best way to do this is to take absolutely everything out of the shed and be strict with yourself. Anything broken or that hasn’t been used in at least a year has no place in your newly sorted shed. Make piles for the charity shop or tip and organise everything neatly back in there.
Time to tidy up
You’ve already made some storage space, now’s the time to use it! Gather up the Summer’s detritus from around the garden (toys, tools, barbecue) and find a space for it in the shed. Keep the important bits or things you expect to use first towards the front for easy access. If you find yourself running out of space, it might be time to think about getting a storage unit for the winter months to keep your excess kit clean and dry.
Tend to the plants
Clearing out the space will quickly flag up which bits of the garden ned some attention before the winter sets in. Now’s the time to clear out plants that have already bloomed and prep your beds ready for next spring. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges and get rid of any broken pots. In short, have a really good tidy up!
Do you need self-storage?
You’ll know by now whether you have enough space after your clear out for your remaining bits and bobs. If you’re struggling, a great solution is self-storage to keep your stuff safe and secure until Spring comes round again or until you need to pop in there to grab something.
Give us a call on 01726 890880 to see what we can do to help.