3 million British gardens are in the process of renovation

3 million British gardens are in the process of renovation

Key Statistics:

  • 31% of Brits are planning to commence gardening or landscaping improvements
  • 19% agreed that despite Coronavirus, they won’t postpone gardening and landscaping work because of a reluctance to have other people in their house
  • 33% agreed that the threat of a second wave of COVID has influenced them to commence gardening and landscaping projects sooner rather than later

With lockdown causing Brits to have a newfound love for gardens and outdoor spaces, 31% of Brits are now commencing a landscaping or gardening refurb, which equates to over 3 million new garden projects.

Ben Dyer, CEO of Powered Now – a mobile-based billing, invoicing and quotation application which specialises in trades – has offered insight from the trades on some top tips to help Brits get ready for the cooler months:

  • Replace your summer pots and baskets with evergreens and winter bedding plants – heathers and pansies are particularly versatile during winter
  • Clean up – make sure to deadhead and prune any summer and autumn flowering shrubs before the first winter frost. Make sure to remove any delicate plants or bulbs that might be susceptible to frost damage and place them in a cool, dry place
  • Rake the lawn – getting rid of any moss and waste will aid ventilation and drainage, which will help your grass establish firm roots during the colder months
  • Add nutrients – add compost or nutrient-rich manure to your beds now to make sure that your plants are healthier next year. Winter months are the perfect time to spread this around your garden to make sure your plants are happy, come spring.

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