Home insurance holders get ready for winter?

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

It seems that home insurance holders heading to their gardens to do work at the moment are likely to be getting ready for the winter months.

Bartholomewlandscaping.com's Barry Burrows has said that "So much of autumn gardening is about preparing for winter, whilst eking out the last few warm days of summer."

He advised gardeners to be flexible and get to grips with the jobs that need doing, being ready to act fast should weather become chilly.

They should be getting rid of the leaves that fall at this time of year on a regular basis, he said, as they might damage lawns or paving.

Meanwhile, spring bulbs ought to be planted soon, rather than in December when the time will have passed.

"Tender plants and hardy perennials need bringing in, sheltering or covering up soon. Once the cold gets them then it's either the end or a long road back, so don't take chances," the spokesperson also warned. 

Amateur Gardening magazine's Tim Rumball has explained in the past that there's a widespread misconception that gardening requires large spaces.

"You can 'garden' by filling a pot with soil or compost, sowing a few seeds on the surface and standing it on a windowsill," he countered.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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