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TIPS FOR GARDEN CRIME

Garden crime is an unfortunate reality. Although many people take steps to protect their homes and the property inside them, they leave valuable equipment in gardens and unsecured sheds, providing easy pickings for opportunist thieves.
Power tools, mowers, garden, tools, mountain bikes and golf clubs are just some examples of expensive equipment left in sheds that are not strong or secure enough to protect them from thieves. To make matters worse, these stolen items could then be used by the intruder to break into your home.

DON’T GIVE THIEVES ‘SHEDLOADS’ OF OPPORTUNITIES!
Most garden sheds are not designed for safe storage ideally; expensive items such as power tools, mowers garden tools bicycles and golf clubs should not be stored in them.
However, if you have no alternative here are some shed security tips?
Keep your shed in good condition
Fit a closed shackle padlock to the door. Fittings should be bolted through the door and any screws concealed
Fit grilles or mesh to the windows
Invest in an alarm

GROW YOUR OWN SECURITY:
NATURES WAY
NATURAL PROTECTION
ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP THIEVES OUT OF YOUR BACK GARDEN IS TO USE NATURE'S OWN DEFENCE MECHANISMS.A BARRIER OF PRICKLY HEDGE.
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR PLANTS TO USE.
BARBERRY (BERBERIS)
BLACKTHORN (RHAMNUS SPINOSA)
BUCKTHORN (RHAMNUS)
FIRETHORN (PYRACANTHA)
GORSE (ULEX EUROPAEUS)
HAWTHORN (CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA)
HEDGING ROSE (ROSA RUGOSA)
HOLLY (LLEX)
MAHONIA JAPONICA
ORNAMENTAL BRAMBLES (RUBUS)
ROSES (E, G, CLIMBING AND RAMBLING ROSES, PLUS ROSA PTERACANTHA)
SEA BUCKTHORN (HIPPAPHAE RHAMNOIDES)