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Terrace summer and winter preparation

Terrace summer and winter preparation

There are roughly 2 times of the year when we do a thorough job on the garden: spring and fall. In spring, we get the garden ready for a wonderful season of barbecues, garden parties and sunny outdoor living. In the fall, we prepare the garden and patio for a season of wet and cold. Two extremes that demand our attention! How best to proceed? Tablazz has a ready-made roadmap for you!

Getting your garden ready for summer
You have already passed the dark, cold months and the sunshine is showing itself more and more often. Time to get the garden ready for summer! This can be done approximately starting in March. We at Tablazz Unique Wood Solutions are happy to explain how best to proceed.

  • Step 1: pruning & clearing
    -Prim the plants as soon as it stops freezing, usually sometime in mid-March
    -Remove all weeds that have developed over the winter
    -Remove loose leaves and branches from the lawn and patio
    -This is also the time to scarify and fertilize/seed your lawn in areas where it has been damaged. Note: scarifying should only be done after 3 years!
  • Step 2: plants & flowers
    -Spring is THE time to put in new flowers and plants. These immediately give your patio a fun and cozy atmosphere.
  • Step 3: the terrace
    -Remove loose leaves from the patio! Wet leaves on your patio become slippery and this can create dangerous situations.
    -Clean your outdoor parquet with Woca Exterior Cleaner.
    -Is your outdoor parquet turning gray and you want to de-grain it? Then use Osmo Wood Degreaser.
    -If desired, you can reapply Woca Exterior Oil to the outdoor parquet after cleaning. If you want the outdoor parquet to gray, you do not need to treat it with oil after cleaning.
  • Step 4: furniture & decoration
    -Your outdoor wooden furniture can be cleaned and finished with the same products as described above. Garden cushions on top and you are good to go!
    -You can also clean and re-finish your siding in the same way. This actually applies to all wood you use outdoors.
    -With lights, candles, pillows and blankets, complete the garden
    -Clean the barbecue with a wire brush and you are ready for a delicious family dinner in the garden

Winterizing your garden
Winterizing the garden is best done in October. Not only is the flowering period of most plants over now, but temperatures are often still pleasant enough to enjoy working in the garden.

  • Step 1: pruning & clearing
    -Remove loose leaves from the lawn and patio
    -The leaves you can rake into the border so that the soil is protected from cold
    -Remove weeds and annual plants
    -Get Mediterranean and exotic plants inside
    -Wrap insulating material such as a burlap sack, fleece or bubble wrap around the pots
  • Step 2: prepare the lawn
    -Mow the lawn no shorter than 4cm for the last time
    -Fertilize extra until mid-October, so it comes through the winter strong
    -From November you can spread lime to prevent the growth of mosses
    Tip: if the grass is frozen or has snow on it: do not walk on the grass, it will break!
  • Step 3: the terrace
    -Remove loose leaves from the patio! Wet leaves on your patio become slippery and this can create dangerous situations.
    -Clean your outdoor parquet with Woca Exterior Cleaner.
    -Is your outdoor parquet turning gray and you want to de-grain it? Then use Osmo Wood Degreaser.
    -If desired, you can reapply Woca Exterior Oil to the outdoor parquet after cleaning. If you want the outdoor parquet to gray, you do not need to treat it with oil after cleaning.
  • Step 4: other
    -Your outdoor wooden furniture can be cleaned and finished with the same products as described above. Afterward, put this furniture away dry or pack it with a cover.
    -You can also clean and re-finish your siding in the same way. This actually applies to all wood you use outdoors.
    -Tap the outdoor faucet and shut off the water
    -In the winter, you can help the birds by putting down some food or hanging up a house
    -Fall is the perfect time to put bulbs of spring bloomers, such as tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses under the ground. As long as it is not freezing at night, you can plant them.

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