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We are a whisker away from winter and while we’re not quite there yet, we’re at the right time of year to get the garden ready so that the winter wind and cold don’t affect the greenery that you have brought to life all year. Winter will be knocking at the door soon enough and you need to put your garden to bed before you stop with outdoor chores for the season.
The first frost can be detrimental to both bushes and the garden. You will also find that leaving the lawnmower uncovered in the shed can knock out the generator and this website has generator replacement parts to help. Your garden deserves a little winter TLC to make it look beautiful and remain preserved until Spring. With this in mind, here are some of the tips that you need for your garden to be ready for winter.
Checklist to Ready Your Garden for Winter
Pull out any dying plants. From leaves and veggies, fruits, and dead grass, you need to pull out any of the natural plants that are dying. Pulling out the annuals and the plants that aren’t perennials will help your garden to thrive and flourish without any disease spreading. This will help you to get started off on the right foot, so make sure that you bag and dispose of the plants and add them to mulch! You can also take these to your local brush dump.
Plant some bulbs. If you want to see plants growing for the Spring months, you need to plant the bulbs now. Fall is the time when the Spring plants and bulbs need to be put to bed so that you can bet they will grow on time for the new season later on. My favorite to plant in the fall are garlic bulbs. Winter pansies are another option to plant because they grow in the Spring, too.
Move the perennial plants. If you have perennials in your garden, it’s time to divide them and replant them. Dividing them and replanting them will help them to thrive with more space to do it. It’s a good way to save money, too, because you don’t have to purchase any more in the Spring.
Tidy up. Leaves, branches, and deadheaded flowers will need to be cleared up if you want your lawn to breathe properly. Raking and bagging the plants will help to clear the yard and save you time when it comes time to plant in the Spring.
Clear out your flower pots. It’s easy to have flower pots, but you need to wash out any containers you might have. Store them away in the shed for safety and getting them away from the weather, you’ll keep disease away from it, too.
These are the simplest steps that you need to ensure that your garden is ready for the winter months ahead, and you’re not left with a moldy garden that’s weighed down by the weather this season. Now you know how to do it, you can make your garden ready for the weather ahead.