Preparing Your Garden for the Winter

Winter is an important time to maintain your garden’s health and assure yourself a good crop for next year. You may think that might take too long to prepare your garden, but the truth is that it takes less than one day to prepare your garden for the upcoming winter.

 

Garden for the Winter

 

When the nighttime temperatures drop to less than forty-five degrees Fahrenheit for more than four days in a row, or frost is forecast for your area (usually around late October or November) you know it’s time to begin preparing your garden. You should begin by evaluating your garden design, check which plants grew well in the past season, and which plants did not do well.

Protecting Your Landscaping in the Winter

As the frigid temperatures set it, some of your landscape elements probably need some extra protection to survive the weather. Include measures to keep your trees and plants healthy through the cold months.

Pruning is another technique used to benefit your trees and shrubs. When the leaves have fallen, are easily able to inspect branches for signs of fungus, disease, and pest infestation, pruning as necessary to keep the landscaping healthy and growing attraction. And not blocking too much of the sun.

Burlap protective wrapping is used in many homes to shelter shrubs, bushes, trees and other plants from the hazards of snow, ice, wind and below-freezing temperatures. Can be a helpful way to protect plants from sudden temperature changes and heavy snow.

Keeping your pathways free of snow is important, but it is just as necessary to take care of the ice that can accumulate during winter storms. Anyone can slip and fall on hazardous patches of ice on your property.

Once you are finished with your gardening tools you should clean them and make sure they are in a safe place where they won’t rust and you know where they’ll be for next year. Before winter comes you should always set.

 

[dropcap type=”e.g. circle or none” color=”#ffffff” background=”#e53b2c”] I [/dropcap]t is also a good time to decide which new plants you want to grow. To make your garden more colorful and healthy.

 

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Watching the snow fall can be peaceful and calming, but relaxing. With cold temperatures and short days, growth in the garden is particularly slow during the middle of Winter. So now is the time to get cracking on repair your house maintenance and winter landscape maintenance