Why You Should Get Your Garden Cleared Before Winter 

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Taking care of your garden all year round is important, but as the months start to get colder, it becomes more vital to prep your outdoor space for the change in weather. With an overgrown garden, you can begin to run into many problems and may not be able to enjoy it when the next sunny season comes around. In this article, we will be taking a look at why getting your garden cleared before winter is a must.

Why Is Garden Prep For Autumn & Winter So Important?

Preventing Damage

In the spring and summer, our gardens can be tricky to maintain. With all the good weather, plants and grass seem to be ever-growing. That being said, with the colder months approaching, we can take a welcome break from general gardening tasks, as many common plants and flowers begin to hibernate. Whilst the growth will slow down, garden maintenance is still extremely important. Whilst the weather is still warm, you should clear away any debris, dead plants and fallen leaves to prevent damage caused by any upcoming winter storms or heavy snowfall. 

Controlling Outbreaks Of Pests & Diseases 

As well as preventing damage in the form of bad winter weather, clearing your garden can also help control potential outbreaks. By clearing out your garden space, you can help get any nasty pests and diseases under control. Many of these nuisances can survive even in dead plant material so it’s vital that before winter hits, you clear out your garden. 

Preparing For A New Season

Clearing out your garden before the colder months can give it that much-needed boost for spring planting. If you are looking to enact your green thumb in 2024, then we would recommend giving your garden a fresh start for the new growing season. In addition to being beneficial to the gardener, by clearing out your outdoor space, you can promote the health of all your other plants too. 

Improving Your Garden’s Appearance 

A well looked after garden can be more charming, and therefore, can be a much more visually appealing space to spend time in. As the weather changes, you may find yourself using your garden less and less. However, as soon as that spring sun starts to make an appearance, you will want to be outside once more with a clear garden space. 

Saving Time & Effort

In the winter, garden clearances can be slightly more tricky. Firstly, the weather conditions can be ever-changing. There is a much higher chance of rain and frost, which can make clearing your garden dangerous. The slippery surfaces can make walking and moving heavier items difficult.  

Also, whilst many of your garden plants would have started to hibernate, the plants, trees and shrubs will still be maintained. Fallen branches and dead leaves can easily accumulate on the ground below, which can make it much harder to move around the garden and clear them away. 

In the winter, we also have less daylight hours. Winter days are typically much shorter, meaning there is less time to work on garden clearances. Clearance tasks can be made all the more challenging in the dark, or low light meaning the job will have to be completed within a limited time frame. 

How To Handle Your Garden Clearance

  1. Create a Plan of Action

If you are looking to completely transform your garden and reclaim your outdoor space back, then the first place to start would be creating a plan of action. This will give you a solid idea of what will need to be cleared from your overgrown garden.

We would recommend assessing the current state of your garden first and taking note of anything you may want cleared. If it’s easier, you can make a written list of everything that may need removing. This can help you set specific goals for what you would like to achieve with your garden clearance. 

After you’ve looked at what will be leaving the garden space, it’s time to start thinking about what potential obstacles or even hazards could get in the way. Even with the warm weather, there could still be slippery or uneven terrain which could pose a danger. 

  1. Remove Overgrown Plants & Shrubbery 

After you’ve mapped out the space, and have a better understanding of what will need to be cleared, it’s time to begin removing all the debris that has been collected. Taking away any overgrown plants and shrubbery, as well as mowing the lawn can really open up the space more. 

After you’ve removed this waste, you will want to look into disposing of it. Organic waste doesn’t have to go into landfills and can be recycled in a number of ways. It can be used for composting or anaerobic digestion. Or, it can simply be taken to your local garden waste collection service, or community recycling centre. In these circumstances, it’s vital to call ahead and check what their policies are. 

  1. Look at Furniture Clearance 

Overgrown plants and shrubbery can be more simple to remove than greenhouses, garden sheds or outdoor furniture. If you need a larger piece cleared from your garden, it could be a good idea to call in a professional team. Here at Greenleaf Clearance, we can help you with all your garden clearance needs.  Our team is also fully equipped with all the necessary tools they will need to remove large structures from your garden. This way you can waste no time in getting back to enjoying your outdoor space. Plus, hiring a clearance team could work out way more cost-effective. Renting a truck or trailer can be expensive, both for your time and money. By bringing a professional team on board, you can relax knowing that all your garden furniture and structure removal needs are being taken care of.  

We can lend a helping hand when it comes to taking down and disposing of many unnecessary garden items, including: 

Garden Clearance London: Our Services 

Managing a Garden clearance London can be daunting, but having professionals on hand can make the entire process seamless, which in turn, can save you time, stress and even potential injuries. Our team operates in the garden clearance London and Surrey sector, and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact one of our experts today on 0808 164 8226.

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