Essential checklist for December

  • Remove rotting fruit
  • Prevent slips, trips and falls by keeping paths and driveways clear from leaves and snow
  • Insulate outside taps to prevent leaks
  • Do some winter digging in beds, borders and plots if the ground is frost-free. Any large clumps of soil left will break down further when frosts arrive.
  • If you plan to cut your own holly for Christmas decorations, protect the berries from birds with some netting until you are ready.
  • Feed the birds