As the warmer months arrive, people have been reminded of the importance of protecting their garden.
Confused.com points out that as gardening enthusiasts look to spend more time in their green spaces, they need to take steps to make sure they do not fall victim to “a green fingered thief”.
Those looking to do this may well want to consider carrying out a number of DIY gardening projects as the price comparison site suggests that planting high prickly hedges – such as hawthorn – can help to deter would-be criminals from attempting to climb into a garden.
Meanwhile, the installation of security sensor lighting was also recommended to put thieves off from attempting to steal the likes of patio furniture and barbecues.
Such measures could be especially advised after research carried out by the Horticultural Trades Association revealed that 44 per cent of the 25 to 34-year-olds it surveyed claimed they are set to spend more time gardening over the course of this year.