Need a garden Insurance Quote? GardenSite can help. Robert Hall also lists 13 things you can do to keep your garden property safe in a storm.
The weather over Easter weekend was windy and wet and this was compounded by Storm Katie that caused damage all over the Midlands and southern England.
Each year Britain experiences several storms, especially in Scotland, resulting in GardenSite producing lots of insurance quotes for damaged sheds, greenhouses and other garden structures.
As a result, we have decided to compile a list of actions you can take to prepare your garden for stormy weather. The list has been compiled from over 60 years experience in the garden sector and from members of the public on our Facebook page.
If you have anything to add please let us know.
Here is our Storm Garden Checklist:
- Shut and lock shed and greenhouse doors, windows and vents.
- Put away or tie down garden furniture, toys, tools and debris.
- Secure bins and lids.
- Check torch and radio batteries.
- Close and lock gates.
- Make sure fence panels are secure.
- Put anything liable to blow over like bird tables, container or ornament on their side or in a secure location.
- Put away umbrellas, retract awnings and canopies.
- Prune dead overhanging branches.
- Stake any plants (e.g. Standard Roses) and trees that are liable to snap.
- Take down winter hanging baskets and lanterns.
- Check your water butt, as it might need emptying.
- Put kettle on, have chocolate cake and settle down with a good gardening book.
Do You Need An Insurance Quote?
If you require a Garden Related Insurance Quotation, call our Garden Centre on 0121 355 7701 and we can help.
You can also do it online, simply find the items you require a quote on GardenSite and add to your shopping basket. Once you have added all the items you want a quote for, click the “Quote me now” button in the basket and fill in your contact details.You will then receive a quotation reference and receive a quotation email.
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