Friday, March 22, 2019

So You’ve Invested in Your Garden–Here’s How to Protect It

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With the summer season soon upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how we can prepare it for a season of relaxation and parties. If you’ve invested a lot of money into your garden already, such as purchasing new furniture to get rid of your old plastic stuff or purchasing a brand new outdoor cooking range to make your barbeque parties more interesting, then you’re going to want to protect your investment for the remainder of the spring season. It can still get quite wet and there are a few months until we’re fully engrossed in the summer season, so here are a couple of tips on how to protect the investment you’ve made in your garden.

1. Keep your plants watered and be ready to swap them out if needed

Depending on what plants you’ve kept in your garden, you may need to start thinking about disposing of dying plants and replacing them with summer varieties. Some of the most popular summer plants include marigolds and asters, so if you’re due for an overhaul soon you can consider planting some colorful flowers in order to pretty up your garden. For plants that are going to die off soon, remember you can turn them into compost.

2. Protect your garden furniture if you’re not using it

It’s understandable if you don’t spend too much time outdoors right now because of the random weather. Some days we’ll get a bit of sun but other days we’ll be faced with downpours and gloomy skies. To protect your furniture, we recommend custom-made furniture covers that will prevent your garden furniture from getting soaked, dirty or covered in debris. This means there’s very little maintenance in keeping your modern garden furniture looking great and it will protect your investment for a long time.

3. Shield your garden from critters

The spring and fall season are the most common time to experience critters in your garden. The types of critters you experience will vary from location to location, but the idea is the same; protect your garden so that all of your gardening work doesn’t go to waste due to rampaging rabbits, deer or even squirrels. Dealing with garden critters can be time-consuming but if you take some simple measures such as ensuring your garden is fenced off and removing accessible climbing spots, you’ll deal with the majority of critters that can affect your garden.

4. Garden security in the summer

Since you’ll be spending a bit more time in your garden, there’s a higher chance that you might leave your patio door open to let a breeze in, or so that you don’t have to constantly open and close the door just to access your patio. Because of this, you might put your entire house in danger if an unruly thief decides to try and break into your home. As a result, you’ll want to ensure that you have motion detecting lights in your garden that not only light it up for your personal needs but also alert you of any would-be intruders. You also want to ensure that any gates into your garden are locked and firmly secured, and also to make it a habit to lock your garden shed when it’s not being used.

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