Winter will soon be upon the land of Oz. Drops in temperatures and harsher elements wreak havoc on items left outside this time of year. The Minimal effort now can pay off big in the spring if you do these six things before frigid weather settles in your neighbourhood.
#1 Storage Areas
Clearing out and cleaning up storage areas is a great place to start. Assess your backyard, measuring up space you’ll need to properly store garden tools and equipment, patio and lawn decorations and furniture as well as any potted plants that may need to be protected from dropping temperatures. Beginning with a clean area is most helpful. Sweep the floor and knock down spider webs. Address moisture issues by using humidity collectors. Having a clean pest-free storage area will make pulling your items out for use when warmer weather returns, less daunting.
#2 Patio Furnishings
#3 The Barbie
#4 The Living Things
Outdoor pets and other animals need special attention during the winter months as well. Please provide dry, wind blocked, covered protection; preferably with warm, clean bedding materials appropriate for the animal.
#5 Unwanted Guests
#6 Outdoor Storage Sheds
Hey! That was easy. You’ve just planned for an easy spring and avoided costly replacements of some backyard treasures that won’t have to be replaced due to irreparable weather-related damage. Now, where is that winter coat?