Winter can be a tough time for your garden and this is why homeowners need to
take action to get their backyard ready for the harsh winter months. There are a
number of steps to take to get your garden ready for the winter so that you can
keep it in a good condition and ready for spring. So, what should you do to get
your garden ready for winter?
Take Out Weeds & Dying Plants
You do not want to let weeds or disease grow out of control in your garden during
the winter months. This is why one of the most important steps to take is to get
rid of weeds and dying plants in your backyard. Remember to burn these instead
of putting them on your compost to prevent them from reoccurring.
Adding mulch to the ground once it has frozen is a smart way to protect your
perennials and prevent soil from pushing plants out of the ground. Mulch will
even out the soil temperature, provide a protective layer and help your perennials
to grow during the winter months.
Protect Trees & Bushes
If you have trees and bushes in your backyard, you will want to take steps to
protect them from the harsh winter conditions. You can do this simply with some
fabric, which will be particularly important if you have these in exposed locations
in the garden.
Bundle Up Your Roses
Roses can be high maintenance, but they are worth the effort. For winter, you
should make sure that you give them plenty of water before the ground freezes
but do not worry about trimming them back or fertilizer as they will enter a
dormant phase. You should also pack extra soil around the base to prevent frost
Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
Now is also the time to start thinking ahead to spring when you will really want to
make the most out of your backyard. You should be planting your spring-
flowering bulbs at this time, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses.
Wear Proper PPE
When you are getting ready for the winter months, you need to take care and use
the right safety equipment particularly if you are using tools like chainsaws. You
will want to use safety glasses and goggles to protect yourself and so that you
can carry out the work with confidence.
It is important that you know how to prepare your garden for the winter months
so that you can protect your backyard and ensure that it will be in a healthy state
come spring. The cold weather can take its toll, but there are always ways that
you can get your garden prepared and prevent any damage from occurring
throughout the harsh winter months.