Posted on: 28/01/2022 Posted by: Kageoni Comments: 0

Spring is just around the corner and soon, you’ll be busy trying to get your garden ready for the warmer month. Winter is the time to get everything prepared. It is the best time to decide what you will be doing with your garden. However, you need to know where to start and what to do. Here are some tips to help you prepare your garden for winter.

Tidy Up Your Flower Beds

First things first, you need to build up that compost bin. Start with your flower beds, remove any winter plants that won’t be suitable for the spring and summer months. However, avoid putting these into a compost bin as they could grow and cause more issues. Remove any weeds that may have arisen during winter as well as debris that could have fallen from the surrounding area.

Tidy Your Greenhouse

We understand that not everyone will have a greenhouse in their back garden. However, if you do have one then read on. Washing the outside of your greenhouse is just as important as cleaning the inside of it. Moss can build up over time as well as remove any potential homes for bugs.

Sweep the floor for any debris of any plants inside your greenhouse. Another thing that you want to do is make sure you clean any pots or seed trays that you have. Once you have done all this, you want to make sure that your greenhouse is ventilated. If you have neglected your greenhouse during the winter. You probably want a specialist cleaning service to get rid of any dirt you can’t remove.

Remove Garden Pests

Remove any bugs that have been hibernating over the winter period. The reason for this is that they can damage your flowers that begin to grow during spring and summer. Slugs and snails are the worst culprits for this. Luckily enough for you, they are very easy to get rid of them if you do have them. If you have had a full compost bin during winter, you want to look for vine-weevil larvae. These can breed and feed on plant roots that you have planted.

Repair and Maintain Your Garden Fence

Winter can be the worst time of year for your fence. There is going to be plenty of rain throughout the winter months. It is very easy to become damaged due to the weather in the colder months. If there is any time to repair any damaged panels and repaint them.

Your fence panels are something that everybody looks at during the summer months. This is why you want to give your fence a bit of a tidy-up before you begin getting guests around. Spray two coats of anti-stain paint to make sure that it does not go green whenever it gets wet.


There are many things you need to do to prepare your garden for the warmer months. If it is susceptible to pigeon guano, we recommend that you get a pigeon guano removal service for your garden.