Keeping your Fence in Good Condition Through the Winter
Fences come under a lot of stress during the winter months. The bad weather can have a negative impact on the fences around our gardens, so it is important that we maintain and check fences throughout the winter months to ensure that they are doing their job.
The first thing to do is to look at the fence. Check the panels as well as the posts and keep an eye on the bottom of the fence posts in particular as this is most likely where you will spot signs of rot if there is any.
Push against the fence to check that it is stable. If you can move it when pushing, or if it obviously leans then it is probably time to get in touch with someone like this fencing Cheltenham based company www.greenfieldsltd.co.uk/services/fencing to get a new fence installed.
As well as the fence itself, check the area around your fence. If the grass is too long underneath it, cut it back as this can cause damp and eventually rot. The same goes for debris like fallen leaves that might have gathered around the base of the fence posts and panels, so clear these away if this has happened.
The vegetation, shrubs and trees around the fence can also affect it, putting pressure on the fence if they have grown too large. If this is the case then now is a great time to cut trees and shrubs back a bit.