One of the casualties of the bad weather that we get in the winter can be the garden fence. Garden fences help to keep our garden safe, creating safe places for children to play as well as protecting the garden from any intruders. Keeping the fence well looked after is important during the winter when it can be more vulnerable.
Here are some of the things that you can do to make sure that your fence stays in good condition and does the job it is supposed to do throughout the winter months…
First things first, have a look at the fence and inspect it for any obvious signs of damage. Look around the bottoms of the fence posts where rotting is most likely to occur and also look at the fence panels themselves to check for wear and tear.
Give the fence a push to check that it is sturdy. It should not move when you push it – if it does, this is a sign that it is time to contact a professional like this fencing Cheltenham based company greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/fencing and have a new fence installed in the garden.
Cut back any trees or shrubs that are touching the fence. Allowing them to grow too much can put pressure on the fence and cause it to become broken or damaged.
If there is debris, dead leaves and long grass around the base of the fence, clear it away, as this can keep damp trapped in it and cause the fence to rot.