Taking the time to get to grips with an outdoors DIY project could be advisable as the summer gets under way.
In a Moneysupermarket.com article, Steve Sweeney, head of home and motor insurance for the price comparison site, advises people to check their fencing for any panels that have come loose or are missing in an effort to improve the overall security of their garden.
He goes on to claim that items should be kept in a locked garage or shed wherever possible and that prickly bushes should be planted in order to make it more difficult for prospective thieves to attempt a break-in.
Those interested in DIY may also want to hear Mr Sweeney’s suggestions that security lighting and cameras should be installed.
Such comments come as he urges homeowners to bear in mind the damage that can be caused to structural elements of a garden, such as patios, conservatories, fences and gates as the summer continues.
Getting to grips with outdoor DIY could be advisable as recent GoCompare.com research showed that more than a third of people have not spent any money on securing their garden over the last 12 months.