As winter comes around the corner, it’s important to get your home ready. Part of this is ensuring that you’ve dealt with any underlying issues around the outside of your home. There are a lot of problems that can occur in the garden, but most have easy solutions. If you want your backyard to be in the best possible shape, then these are the tips that you need.
Flooding is a major problem at any time of the year. However, if you have a flooding problem when the snow starts to fall, it can be a complete disaster. The first thing that you will need to think about is why your garden is flooding. It might be a blocked drain and we’ll get to that a little further down. But it could also be a natural case of flooding. If your garden is flat with a high soil density, your garden will flood, regardless of any drains that you have. The solution is to install a permeable solution underneath your garden. This will allow the build up of water to drain away. You should get this sorted before winter. When it rains water will build up in your garden but eventually, even if you do have flooding it will drain. It will just drain slower than usual and could cause damage to the exterior. If you get a heavy snowfall, the water won’t drain until it melts. It will melt all at the same time and could cause interior damage. Particularly, if your basement is quite low down.
What type of problems can you get with your drains? Typically if there is a problem with your drains it will be a blockage. But, you can also get dirty drains that need a good clean out. If you get this problem, you will certainly know about it. It will start to smell outside near the drains. But this will spread to the sinks and toilets within your home. You need to get it sorted straight away by finding a drain cleaning service at a cost friendly price. You can even set up a regular service so that your drains never get in this state again.
Finally, if you have animals inhabiting your garden, you might love it. Or, you might hate it and wish they would go and meander across someone else’s lawn. It usually depends on what animals you have. For instance, hedgehogs are often welcomed with saucers of milk. While foxes are seen as the scourge of the neighbourhood. However, if you want to get rid of an animal from your garden your first step is to ensure you’re not providing a comfortable home for them. You should make sure you are not leaving pieces of food on the ground around your garden. This includes fallen bird seed and fruit from trees. You must also keep your garden neat and tidy with shrubs and grass cut short. If you do this, you will find any animals move on to look for a more welcoming home.