Burnham-On-Sea Gardening Guide & Tips



Welcome to Burnham-On-Sea's monthly guide to improving your garden. Each month local businesses and groups provide handy tips and advice on what you could be doing in your garden.

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. WINTER

Damage limitation and garden maintenance

Clean and repair your garden tools, book the lawn mower in for a service and check garden furniture for any rot. When it is warm enough to brave the elements, treat sheds, fences and trellis with wood preservative; brushes and rollers are fine for most things, however a sprayer is well worth buying for tricky projects such as woven panels!
When the weather allows, carry on clearing paths of moss and leaves.
After heavy snowfall, gently brush snow off conifers and hedges to stop the weight forcing them apart. If you have a chance, pack the branches of tender trees and shrubs with straw and secure with fleece to protect them from the cold; thick dry mulches will also protect roots from freezing conditions.
If you haven't already done this, lay old carpeting or something similar over cold frames to protect them and check the insulation in greenhouses and that heaters are working properly.

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