Holidays seasons are near and this means we will be welcoming the winter just a month from now. Is your garden ready for the frost?
Of course, we understand how tempting it is to just shut the garden, never do anything, and let nature do its work. However, if you care about your garden, you need to understand the responsibility of maintaining it and protecting it on a regular basis. Just some steps and you will save all the efforts that you did in the long run. Take note that not all plants can survive winter without some help from their caretaker.
Ways to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
- Trim your tree – trimming your tree would prevent some leaves and branches from falling off because of the snow weight. Fallen branches and leaves may damage plants. If you also have a dying tree, we suggest that you remove it and contact tree service Concord as they know the effective ways of taking care of it.
- Remove the diseased plants – if you notice some plants starting to decay because of a disease, it is better to remove them as soon as possible. Do not wait for the winter to set in as the process would become as twice as difficult. While you may commonly let the plants die and decay in a natural way for organic fertilizer, diseased plants potentially harbor unwanted pests, funguses, and other diseases. Worse, it can spread them to other healthy plants. To avoid this, remove all the diseased plants and make you don’t leave any trace of decay.
- Fertilize your soil – your soil would need more nutrients when the weather is cold and the sun may be absent most of the time. We advise that you choose an organic fertilizer to reduce the chemical intake of your plants. You can have some animal manure or compost to amend the soil, supplying your plants with minerals that they need to survive the cold. You need to understand that your plants would not have the usual care you provide when the winter sets in so it is best to provide them nutrients while you still can.
- Clean your tools – fall is the best season to clean and sharpen your tool as it has the best weather atmosphere — not too cold and not too hot for activities such as that. You can start it by removing debris and dirt through water and soap and sharpening it through a basic mill file or sanding some tools. In this way, they will be fully functional when you accidentally need them during the winter season.
- Review each of your plants – not all plants are the same and it is important that you know their individual needs and prepare them for the upcoming winter. The fall is the perfect time for that assessment as it prepares your garden for what comes ahead. Assess underperforming plants right away.
Having a garden is more than just pretty flowers and shrubs in the backyard. It entails hard work on your end to ensure they remain as beautiful as they are now.