How to Winterize Your Outdoor Space This Year With Help From Walmart

Prep your garden, home exterior and more for winter weather with these must-buys from Walmart.

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November 18, 2020
By: HGTV

Winter will be here before you know it. Is your home ready for those freezing temps? Take some time now — before winter sets in — to check your home for gaps and cracks to ensure proper heat circulation (and save big bucks on your energy bill!). Ensure your garden survives come spring by stocking up on plant covers, cleaning up old plant debris and adding a fresh layer of mulch. And don’t forget about your water features, terra-cotta pots, garden hoses, bird feeders and lawn equipment, too. (Get all of our top lawn and garden winterizing tips here.)

From home insulation essentials and frost-ready plant covers to heavy-duty snowblowers, Walmart is the best place to stock up on winter essentials. Shop our list of outdoor must-haves so you can be ready when the big chill hits.

First, Weatherize Your Home

There are a few things you can do to prepare your home for harsh winter conditions. First, check your doors and windows. Gaps around window frames and doors can allow cold air to leak inside, so make sure your weatherstripping is secure. If not, self-sticking weatherstripping will help windows and doors close more tightly. You may also want to cover up your outdoor A/C unit if it’s not being used during the winter months. As long as the cover is breathable and doesn’t lock in moisture, it can extend the life of your unit and keep leaves, branches and other debris out.

$7.67

Duck Brand Vinyl Gasket Weatherstrip Seals are a durable, flexible seal designed to replace damaged or missing weatherstripping around the exterior perimeter of doors and windows to seal out drafts. Plus, weatherstripping is a great way to conserve energy and save on utility bills all year-round.

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Then, Protect Your Plants

If you spent spring and summer carefully tending to your garden, then you’ll surely want your beloved plants to survive until next spring. Plant covers keep plants safe from frost and offer a cozy hideaway that excludes cold air and creates an insulating air pocket around plants.

$16.43

This reusable floating row cover is perfect for warming the soil and protecting young plants during freezing temps. It can also be used to wrap around palms, shrubs and fruit trees. You can even craft a hoop house to keep plants even more protected throughout the season.

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Prep for Seasonal Cleanup

When snow does hit, you’ll want to be ready for a cleanup. Depending on where you live, you may only need some basic tools like manual snow shovels, brooms and ice scrapers. These will allow you to clear your roof, driveway and deck in a snap.

$43.69

Prevent damage due to heavy snow loads piled onto your roof (and save on costly repairs) with this easy-to-use roof rake that quickly lets you remove snow, wet leaves and other debris from your roof while standing safely on solid ground.

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Clear the Snow Quickly + Efficiently

If you reside in an especially snowy place, like New York, Ohio, Utah, Minnesota or Colorado, then you’ll want to be ultra-prepared for several feet of snowfall throughout the season. Investing in a heavy-duty snow-removal machine will help you breeze through this inevitable winter task like a pro.

$299

Ideal for quick snow pickups on mid-sized driveways and walkways, the Snow Joe Hybrid Cordless Electric Snowblower is an eco-friendly machine that runs on a rechargeable battery. It will plow up to 500 pounds of snow per minute, cleaning a path 18 inches wide and eight inches deep.

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While You're At It, Get Your Car Winter-Ready

Don’t let snow interrupt your schedule. Get your car ready for winter by stocking up on some seasonal essentials, like a heavy-duty windshield cover, a protective car cover and a fully-stocked safety kit (just in case).

$34.88

Better safe than sorry! This premium auto safety kit features a durable carrying case with a Velcro bottom to secure it to your car so it’s ready to go if you need it. The fully-loaded kit comes with SAE booster cables, a 12-foot tow rope, a tire inflator, an LED flashlight, a fabric blanket, a first aid kit, a window-mount reflective triangle and much more.

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