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Gardens are beautiful. They complete a house, they are a canvas for extreme creative potential, and simply spending time either relaxing or working in one can be therapeutic to no end. However, we would be omitting important information if we neglected to suggest that it can, if poorly maintained, impede the home interior connecting with it. For this it’s important to exercise some rationality. Of course, the garden cannot harm your home. But with seasonal shifts and poor design, sometimes weather conditions and the general scope of the wildlife can make things a little more difficult for your generalized home maintenance.
This means that applying not only creativity, but care and an eye for health is essential to ensure your garden environment thrives. We hope to help you do exactly that. With the following advice, you’ll craft a real balance between your interior and exterior, and prevent issues from occurring at any time in the future:
When seasonal shifts start happening, it’s not uncommon for pests to run into your home, or to become more active around your home. That means it can be worthwhile to browse a huge range of pest control methods from a store you can utilize to your benefit. Controlling pests is not easy, as one can often lead to many more. This means it pays to prepare for this early, and ensure that most bases are covered. It’s also important to see where you live and how those pests might influence your home. Rats and mice are often quite common pests, but not everywhere will have the same levels of likelihood for certain species. For example, in the United Kingdom cockroaches are found much less commonly than in other Western countries – but they are still there, so it pays to be prepared.
With inadequate water drainage, it can be easy for pools of water to collect around the base of your home. This can lead to leaks, soggy ground as it gets absorbed, or potentially worse. It can also be a contributing factor to damp. This is why it’s important to ensure the base of your home is waterproofed, or that the water has somewhere to go. This can partly be achieved by ensuring your roof gutters are all in good condition and lead to a drain. In heavy rain or expected storms, it can also be worthwhile to implement sandbags or to dig small trenches to funnel the water away, depending on the geographical location of your home.
It can be easy to think that just because a garden is yours, that you will be the only person to use it. But inadequate garden entry protection is often the means through which many homes are accessed illegally. We would heavily recommend putting up a locked gate, or security fencing to avoid a potential threat clambering over.
With this advice, we hope you’re better able to protect your home from garden threats.