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It’s that time of the year where the winter is behind us and the good old summerhouse (which a popular size is 7×5) starts to take a new look. Instead of your summer building being something down your garden where you have stored (dumped?) your garden tools, the barbecue and garden tables and chairs and did not bother visiting during the dark nights now you see it in a new light. As the clocks go forward the whole atmosphere of the garden changes and the lighter evenings mean you can start to use your garden building again.
Or are you one of the dedicated gardeners who use your summer house all the way through the winter, toiling away and ensuring that come Spring you have a head start on most other gardeners? If so – good for you. Even though I’ve been in the garden shed business for over 40 years I do tend to forget my buildings during the winter times preferring to be indoors. However, I do make an effort before the winter and ensure that my garden tools and the lawnmower are put away in a semi-decent state so when I come to use then I can more or less get on straight away.
Some summer houses tend to be used more than others during the winter with an instance where it has been insulated. This helps to keep the chill out of the building and stays more hospitable, also, if there is electric going to it then a little electric fan heater is the order of the day to keep it a little warmer.
But whether you close your summerhouse up and forget it for the winter or use it all year round the general advice is to check through your garden tools at this time of year. This is essential before hitting the outdoors now that Spring is here. The warmer weather is encouraging gardeners, homeowners and garden shed owners to shake off the winter blues and get gardening however it’s best to take a steady approach to the start of the season.
The advice is before hitting the outdoors is to go through the garage or garden building and go through all your garden tools which you will need for the lawn and garden. Ask the question – is everything in working order and serviceable and ready to be used again? Check over your hand tools to ensure that none of these valuable garden tools has corroded or come loose from their handles. Take the time to get your garden shovels, spades, garden edgers and pruning shears sharpened and you find this will make life so much simpler.
You may need to refill your gas and oil for the power tools and the lawn mower may need sharpening before you venture into the garden, however, you may find a waiting list to getting your lawn mower sharpened as many people leave it late to do this. Also about this time of year, it’s a good idea to make a start of the new season’s vegetables and by pre-warming the ground this will help them make a head start.
Take a look at our 7ft x 5ft Diamond summer buildings as well as the 7ft x 5ft Platinum summer rooms.