Winter is dreaded by most gardeners. It’s the season when everything goes haywire and your garden starts to look like a mess. However, if you have the right knowledge, you can easily maintain your garden even when the weather gets tough.
There are a few steps you can take to maintain your garden’s look even when it’s cold out there. While you cannot increase the number of hours the sun shines on you, there are a few other things you can take that can have a great effect on your garden.
Here are a few tips from a tree services provider on how to maintain your garden in winters:
Wrap up the Plants in Pots: The very first thing you should do is provide safety to your tender plants because they can die during winters if not properly insulated. You can wrap up pots with the help of bubble wraps or clean old blankets to keep them warm. Keeping them under a shelter is a wise choice as well.
Keep an Eye Out For Weeds: One of the things that you should look out this winter is weeds. If you see early bulbs or perennials growing, spray immediately. Weed is bad for your plant, it sucks all the nutrients from the soil causing plants to die. And since weed grows rapidly, you need to be quick in doing away with it.
Protect the Plants From Wet Weather: The key to securing your plants under heavy rain is to cover them with glass slabs supported by bricks. You can also move potted plants under the porch or a sheltered area to keep them safe from being waterlogged.
Also, make sure to not let rain water collect in the garden. It is not only bad for your plant’s health, but your health as well.
Water Your Plants Wisely: It’s true that plants require less water in winters, however, not watering them properly can also be a killer. The right amount of water depends on the type of plant, so make sure you’re well aware of how much water a plant needs. Some need to be water once a day, some more and some even less than that.
Remove The Dead Plants/Leaves: Rake the fallen leaves and dead parts of plants. They might spread infection and cause your plants to fall sick, according to most tree services providers.
Trim The Trees: If you see additional branches or shrubs hanging or coming too close to one another then trim them and keep your trees in shape. While summer is not the best time to trim, but doing so has no harm either, but make sure to do it properly.
Mow the Lawn Before it Snows: One of the wisest things you can do to prevent fungal diseases taking over your plants and trees is to mow the lawn before it snows.
Mulch: If you wish to grow winter vegetables this winter then mulching will create a thick layer and protect vegetables from chilly weather.
Winters can be a lot of fun. Consult professional tree services provider to know more about tree care.