Winter Garden Maintenance

Winter Garden Maintenance

( – Winter is approaching, and for many of us, that means the end of the gardening season. However, simply because the weather is colder and the sun is out less and less as the days go on, that doesn’t mean the work is done. There’s plenty to do in preparation for the cold months ahead.

Cleaning, repairing and storing garden tools for the winter is a good start. That way, they’re ready to use and in top shape come spring.

You can also save your annuals or perennials by lifting them or taking cuttings inside to nurture over the winter and replant in the spring. Otherwise, these tender plants will die back at the first frost.

There are always going to be some plants outside, even during the winter, and they still need to be taken care of. After all, the plants still need to be healthy, and it’ll give them a nice boost come spring. One way to help your plants before winter hits is to cut back on watering, which prevents them from developing thick foliage that’s more vulnerable to freezing damage.

Shrubs, trees, roses and newly planted perennials can be insulated to help protect them from the harsh weather conditions of winter; use banking straw or thick mulch as protection.

These are just a few projects you can work on before winter gets too serious, and it may save you some headache when spring finally comes. Just because winter is coming, that doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening entirely. Check out how you can get a year-round harvest and supply yourself with food through the winter.

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