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Despite this Sunday being the hottest October day on record (at time of writing), now is the time you should start thinking about your garden shed and getting it ready for the winter before the snow, freezing ice and low temperatures arrive. We have had the joy of the summer days, sorry to sound so downbeat, and now must do the chores whilst it's still not too cold and to ensure the garden sheds of the UK earn their keep.
Getting your garden lawn, your shrubbery which you have delighted in looking at, and the general garden ready for the winter will pay dividends come the spring enabling you enjoy next year. This may involve hiring some equipment but most gardeners carry everything which is needed and these tools help to make light work in the garden.
The Autumn is the best time for trimming your trees or to plant new trees, however, if you are planting new trees in your garden you need to ensure you give the trees plenty of water before the first frosts arrive. The same applies to your established trees, certainly if the weather has been dry which is has in most of the UK.
Trimming trees enables you to remove the dead branches and limbs as well as to remove any extended growth in to your garden blocking the footpath down to your storage shed or over your patio or drive. If the tree is large it might be a good idea to employ a tree surgeon to do this for you. It will cost but you will know that they will know what they are doing and will take all the waste away. (Note to myself - the tree is my garden certainly needs a good looking at but considering I've lived in this house for 39 years and not done anything I suppose it's time) Alternatively if you wish to trim the trees your self and you have a great amount of waste you could hire a wood chipper and this will provide much needed mulch for next year's plants.
The lawn could also do with some TLC, certainly if it is well compacted. Lawn aeration and dethatching will do it the world of good and will allow water and nutrients down to the roots. This will help your lawn to stay a beautiful green colour next summer when it's hot and dry. An aerator is the tool to hire and this will perforate the ground giving the grass a chance to thicken before the winter arrives. Dethatching is another care option which removes dead stems and clippings blocking the ground from receiving required nutrients and water. You can hire this at your local hire shop and will enable you slice through dead materials lifting them out of the way.
The Autumn is also a time to plant bulbs ready for the Spring. You can cultivate the earth by churning it up and adding fertiliser and, or, compost. This will give your plants the best start to their lives. When you plant the bulbs it's a good idea to mark where they are and to give them a good watering.
Most peoples garden storage sheds don't hold the above equipment so hiring is a good option and in the long run cheaper. This will also give you more storage space in your shed. Another chore - although some strange people do enjoy it - is to tidy the shed, getting rid of any rubbish and mending any broken garden tools. If you do this then you can look forward to the garden sheds of Thames Ditton in Surrey being ready for the Spring with loads of available space.
It might also be a good idea to take a look at the garden shed itself, is it showing its age, does it need another coat of treatment then now is the time to sort this out. If the shed is showing sign of rot then it can be false economy to stick with that. Take a look at the new economical garden sheds direct from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings