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Garden Inspiration

How to protect your garden through wet weather and surprise storms.

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Garden inspiration.

With wet, cold and windy weather on the way, read our top tips to help you prepare and protect your garden. And remember to tie those trampolines down too!

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Garden ideas for stormy weather

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Water saving solutions

Make the most of the downpour.

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Make heaps of compost

...with your garden storm debris.

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Garden storage

Keep your outdoor items nice and dry. 

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Weeding tools

Tackle the aftermath of a storm.

How to protect your garden

Keep items safe and secure

Store your items away in bench boxes, sheds or greenhouses. Garden storage can be both practical and stylish, helping you prepare for whatever the weather might bring.

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Cover up

Lightweight, weather-resistant and durable furniture covers are great if you don’t have external storage. They’re quick and easy to put on – ideal for when surprise storms hit.

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Protect your plants

Quickly pop up a greenhouse when needed – protecting all your new seedings from strong winds. They're tied down to the ground too, so they won’t blow away!

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Check your fences

It's good to check all your outdoor structures, but fences tend to be the most vulnerable. Support them as best you can and repair any damage once the winds have moved on.

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Sturdy sheds

If you can’t tie it down – put it away. Sheds are sturdy, secure and ideal for storing larger garden items – protecting them from bad weather such as rain, wind or snow.

Stormy day activities

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What to do when you can't go outside

Don’t let wet and windy weather dampen your day. Bring the fun inside with these great ideas:

• Plant some seeds ready for the garden. Our vegetable growing guide can get you started.

• Grab a family favourite boardgame and set up a tournament.

• Practice your baking skills with our delicious recipe ideas.

Go get cooking and create a tummy-warming meal.

• Have a duvet day – complete with your favourite films.

• Grab the controller and bring out your competitive side with video games.

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Why buy at Argos?

The great outdoors doesn’t exclude your garden and no matter the time of year your garden can look tidy. It need not be a labour-intensive task with modern machinery. Hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, lawnmowers and shredders are easily affordable. Take some garden inspiration from us – use features like solar lights, chimeneas and garden furniture to give your garden some character. Check our clearance pages to see if there are any discounts on garden products.