It’s time to get those garden tools out of storage

garden tools - lawn mowerWe’re only just heading in to Spring, but if you’ve got a garden it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the finer weather. Even though it’s still a bit nippy out there, and probably quite wet, there are lots of things you could and should be doing. So, it’s time to think about getting those garden tools out of their winter storage home and preparing them for some work.

Exactly how much work is to be done right now will depend upon how avid a gardener you are. But, even if your garden consists of a patio and a few pots, there are things you can be doing to prepare for summer. Here’s a list of the things that we should all be thinking about. Continue reading

It’s time to clean up the garden and store your furniture

autumn_store_your)furnitureWe’ve all been taking advantage of the warmer weather in October but the fantastic display of autumn colour around us is a clear indicator that it’s time to start tidying up the garden in preparation for winter. We may well be seeing some lovely autumn sunshine but the weather is definitely beginning to change. There’s mist and fog as well as a hint of early morning frost in some places. Plants, furniture and garden tools, all need some sort of care or storage if they’re to make it through to next spring in good condition.

If the longer range weather forecasts are to be believed we may well be in for a cold winter, with temperatures forecast to drop below the average for this time of year quite soon. It’s time to get organised and get everything cut back, cleaned up and stored away. Continue reading

Storage solutions for the garden toys

storage solutions toysSpring is definitely turning into summer! The weather has warmed up and all the garden toys and games are finding their way outside, as well as some things that probably aren’t quite so sturdy.

In an ideal world, kids would play with one or two things at a time and put everything away neatly before moving onto something else. But we live in the real world which means everything is likely to come out, and if you’re lucky a small portion of it may find its way back indoors – eventually. After all, it’s going to be played with again tomorrow, what’s the point of bringing it in? The rain! Unfortunately for us, warmer weather generally brings heavy showers, so you need to make sure you have some easy storage solutions for getting everything put away quickly. Continue reading

It’s time to dust off that garden furniture

garden furnitureAccording to NASA April was the warmest April on record across the globe and whilst that hasn’t meant scorching temperatures for us, we have had a few sunny days. Hopefully there are plenty more to come, so if you weren’t tempted to rush into action and get your garden furniture out of it’s winter storage during those few warm days, it’s probably time to think about it now.

For those of you who were super efficient and cleaned and stored everything away at the end of the last summer season, it’ll be an easy job. Get the furniture out of the shed, garage or storage unit or from under the covers, give it a quick wipe down and you’re ready to go. Continue reading

It’s time to think about storing your garden furniture for winter

garden furniture covered in leavesWe are enjoying a bit of late summer sunshine and warmth, but there’s no doubt about it, Autumn is on the way. Leaves have started dropping from the trees and the mornings and evenings are noticeably cooler. It won’t be too long before you’ll need to think about storing your garden furniture away until next year.

If you want to keep your furniture in tip top condition for next season, you’ll need to clean it, treat it, and if it can’t be left outside, store it away somewhere dry. In most cases that’s likely to be the shed or garage, but if you don’t have room, you may need to consider a self storage unit (especially if you’ve added new furniture this season).

Wherever you’re storing your garden furniture, it needs to come back out next season in good condition and ready to be used. Here are a few tips to help. Continue reading