How To: Winterize Your Patio & Garden

It’s almost that time again! Hot cocoa, reading books cozy on the couch, family time.

But what about the garden? The place where you spend so much time during the Spring and Summer months tending and beautifying? It needs your help to keep it protected through the harsh weather so that it may replenish once again after the ice melts! Here is a short and sweet blog with a few tips for keeping your concrete items safe from cracks and freezing.


If you have any concrete fountains in your yard, you will probably want to completely DRAIN the water for the season. Standing water will freeze in the concrete and cause cracking and decay. Clean the fountain as described HERE. Waiting until Spring will just create more work for you. Once the water is drained, clean out the pump and store that until the weather warms up again.


Many home improvement stores sell bird bath heaters that allow you to enjoy the wildlife year-round! They come in different shapes and sizes, and they keep the water from freezing up to offer water to birds in the winter, as they can become dehydrated just like us if there aren’t flowing water sources in your area.

To protect statues, planters, and other concrete items, you may want to put on a coat or two of clear polyurethane or exterior paint. This can keep rain and snow from melting into pots or cracks that already exist in your items to prevent further damage.

We hope that this bit of information helps you prepare for this season! If you have anything to add, please feel free to comment below!


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