Tips On Preparing Your Garden For The Winter Time

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


If you’re a keen gardener, the winter can sometimes feel like a bit of a boring time! Though there’s little actual gardening to be done, there are a few things that you should do to prepare your garden before winter really kicks in.

Look after your plants
Freezing temperatures harm our plants in the wintertime, so it’s a good plan to take a few precautions to protect your plants from frost. Firstly, buy some blankets and use these to cover your plants at night. When the daylight comes, you’ll want to take off the blankets so that your plants can still breath and take in any sunlight. You can also do the job just as well with some plastic sheets. Another idea is to use a little bit of anti- transpirant on your plants to help to keep the moisture in. Line your plants with mulch and ensure that you keep your plants close to one another, to help generate extra heat. While you’re at it, consider buying yourself a nice heat lamp to put near to your small trees especially.

Keep the colour
As autumn passes, our gardens can become a little dull and drab. Winter will mean that many of our colourful flowers are no longer in bloom. However, there are still some options that you can grow in hanging baskets that can survive the cold. Why not try some pansies or snowdrops to give your garden a lovely colour boost? Heathers can also be an excellent winter flowers for that gorgeous pink lift! You might also want to take this time to paint your fence in a bright colour; to give your garden even more of a vibrant edge.

Prepare your pond
If you have a pond, you can prepare it for the wintertime by covering it up. If you cover up your pond, you could stop it from freezing over completely (which is better for any remaining wildlife inside)! As well as this, the winter weather can clog and damage and water features- so covering it can save you some work. You’ll keep things looking neat and tidy and can continue any work on your pond when the weather picks up. Clean out your water features thoroughly before you cover them over to keep everything lovely.

Scrub your pathway and garage
You’ll want to scrub your pathway with a pressure washer in preparation for the wintertime. Doing so will stop any dirt freezing to your path and creating lasting stains. You should clean up your garage too for the same reason. If you don’t have a garage for the winter, an a frame carport is less expensive and can provide similar protection for your car. These can be handy to help you to keep your car dry and clean in the wintertime. Apply grit to your pathway before the icy weather hits. Slips and falls are common in the winter so you’ll want to prevent these risks in your garden if you can.

Once you’ve finished your garden, you can move onto your winter prep chores inside the house. Check your windows and doors for drafts and repair them with caulk if you need too. If you prepare your home for winter, you’ll be sure to keep cosy and warm over the holidays!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these tips. Maybe one year I will actually have a garden.


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