The Garden Keeper tells us the best ways to maintain your garden in the winter months

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Nick Palmer gives us his winter tips for keeping your garden maintained and ready for spring.

Gardens never rest, however winter is the best time to get maintenance jobs completed before the busier spring and summer months.

So, inspect your fences, fence posts, garden sheds and any other timber materials for rot - if they don’t require replacing perhaps look at re-painting, as this will prolong the life of most timber products.

Sharpen tools and clean out pots ready for spring planting, dead head plants and keep the borders clear and clean.

Most deciduous trees are best pruned when dormant, in late autumn or winter so this is a key winter job!

A big winter must is gutter cleaning, all the autumn leaves will gather and begin blocking the gutter and drainage systems - overflowing gutters can cause a multitude of issues to both house and garden.

Lawns need a bit of a rest over winter so avoid heavy use/traffic over them and keep them clear of leaves, weeds and moss.

For more advice or for help with any of your gardening needs please contact Nick Palmer at The Garden Keeper on  07716 467 460 or visit his website www.thegardenkeeper.info/services

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