Winter is just around the corner meaning it is time to winter-proof your garden to prevent any seasonal damage. After working so hard over the long summer months to maintain an array of fresh greenery and a flower garden that any florist would be jealous of, do not let the harsh cold weather ruin your craft.
This blog will cover every aspect of protecting your garden, so without further ado, let’s dive straight in.
Protecting your plants and flowers:
You must begin by cleaning up any fallen leaves or debris on the floor to prevent mould or plant diseases from occurring. If one of your plants catches a disease this will kill your plant and potentially spread amongst the others.
It is also useful to consider trimming back dead or broken branches to try to promote healthy growth later on in the spring season. Take extra precautions with your more delicate plants with burlap or frost blankets to shield them from any frost and cold winds. If you have any potted plants, try to keep those sheltered until the winter season is over.
For your taller plants such as sunflowers, we suggest holding them up with a supporting piece of bamboo. This will ensure it does not snap in harsh weather conditions as it will have a support brace to lean back on.
Protect your tools:
Garden tools can be costly so to ensure you get as much life out of them as possible, it is important to clean and dry them thoroughly before storing them away properly in a safe space such as a shed or a garden storage box.
Ensure your fencing is secure:
As simple as it sounds, this is a step many seem to miss and must face the repercussions of what could have been a simple fix and that is screwing down and making sure your fencing is secure and sturdy. Gail force winds can often destroy fencing and even garden furniture so go that extra mile to ensure your fencing and furnishing will resume safe and in top-condition, no matter how extreme the weather may be.
By following these simple steps you’ll be well on your way to winter-proofing your garden, leaving it perfectly preserved when springtime comes back around. For more information or guides for maintaining your home and garden, check out our articles.