There are a number of home improvement steps which can be taken in order to boost the security of a garden, it has been reported.
For those Britons looking for a DIY project to sink their teeth into this summer, moneysupermarket.com advises people to ensure that they keep their fences and gates in good condition and that they are locked and bolted at all times.
In addition, it was claimed that security lighting should be installed and that garden sheds have good quality locks fitted to them.
“Landscaped gardens and costly furniture items are easy targets for thieves, as are elaborate statues and expensive plants,” Julie Owens, head of home insurance for the price comparison site, points out.
And as criminals are reported as being prepared to take anything of value, she claims that “it’s important to take necessary precautions to protect your garden”.
People looking to tackle an outdoor DIY project may also want check their home for subsidence, as RIAS recently claimed that properties in London and Colchester are set to be at particular risk of such damage this summer.