We try and buy really good quality gardening supplies and tools but there are still bits and pieces we need to buy each year like string and plant sticks so we know what we’re growing. Plus we have a lot of wood and decking in our garden so have to make sure we treat it so that the Winter weather doesn’t rot and destroy the garden features.
Eating outside all together is wonderful to both enjoy the fresh air and one another’s company. However, when the summer ends, we kind of just jump inside and forget about the garden and that can mean a LOT of expense next year when we want to get back out there. Make sure any perishable kids toys are packed away in a shed or covered by waterproof tarpaulins, available from most hardware stores. Also, make sure to pack away any BBQs, gazebos, and soft furnishings like parasols and chair cushions.
We are really fortunate to live next door to a professional gardener who has always given us some really great tips. In late November, early December when the early morning frosts really start to set in and the temperature firmly dips, get the lawnmower and hedge trimmers out and strip everything right back, to within an inch of it’s life and thanks to the cool weather, this should keep your garden in check and under control until the weather warms up a bit again.
*This is a collaborative post.