We may have had a bright and sunny remembrance Sunday, but according to news reports, a big surge of snowy weather is on the way. The latest maps indicate that we could see that first snowfall in the north of Scotland as early as the 17th November (that's only two days away!) As we move into mid/late November, you can expect to see snow across northern Ireland, wales and some parts of northern England. 

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It's true that cold and icy weather brings us to a grinding halt. Unlike some other countries, we brits never seem to be prepared for the challenges that winter brings. However, if you're hoping to get on top of the problem before you see a blanket of snow in the garden, then now might be a good time to stock up on de-icer, salt and grit. After all, it can get icy out there real quick!

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is composite decking easy to clean

Composite decking is an excellent option for low-maintenance gardens because it's so easy to clean! It's made using a combination of wood fibres and recycled plastic, which means it repels grime and dirt far more effectively than traditional timber boards.

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sea salt composite decking with chair

When you invest money into a high-quality composite deck, you want to feel confident you can use it regularly without it being damaged. Thankfully, most of DeckPlus's products are scratch-resistant, meaning the chances of an accidental scratch are pretty low. That being said, you can never be too cautious, especially if your garden furniture is heavy. Here are a few ways you can prevent scratches from furniture on your composite decking.

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After a very long and tiredsome twelve months filled with lockdowns and restrictions, there is finally some light at the end of a dark tunnel.

The UK is leading the world when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and each home nation has outlined its roadmap out of its respective lockdown, allowing Brits to once again meet up with family and friends and enjoy some sort of normality. 

Despite not being back to what we would all consider 'normal', each of the four home nations is now allowing people from different households to meet up outside, including in gardens, which is fantastic news. However, this doesn't mean that all of the hard work that we've all put in over the last year can be forgotten about. We still need to act cautiously and take precautions whenever we can to contain the virus and stop the spread of COVID-19, including when meeting other people in the garden.

So, what can you do when your family and friends come over to visit? Here we look at some of the most important precautions that you should be taking to limit the spread of coronavirus when meeting other people in your garden.

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Many UK homeowners have added decks, patios, lighting and flower beds to their outdoor spaces in order to help them get through lockdown - that's according to a recent survey conducted by DeckPlus.

The survey, which received 400 responses, asked: Have you added any of the following to your garden because of the coronavirus lockdown measures? Respondents were given 16 options and allowed to tick any number of answers (including none at all).

Infographic: what have you added to your garden in response to Covid lockdown measures?

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