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Preparing your Garden for the winter

So you don’t know how you should keep on top of your garden this winter, Should you worry?Probably- a little. With winter just round the corner, its time to get that garden sorted!

Well, look no further. We are going to explain how you can keep on top of your garden this winter.Keeping your garden, even a small one, green and healthy all year round can be hard work for the best of us. Here are ten tips to help you keep your garden healthy.

Bad weather can make it feel like noting can be done in the garden but there is plenty to attend to. Just pick a good day and get started.

Winter Weeds

Continue pulling out those weeds!Pull them out while they are still young before they form seeds. If they already have seed heads, don’t mix the weeds with the compost.

Winter Lawn

Grass may appear to have stopped growing in the fall but the roots are growing deeper into the ground as preparation for winter.This is the best time to fertilize and reseed your lawn.

Fertilize the lawn during early autumn and then in the last week of November. The two feedings will help boost the grass immunity to frost and snow.

Plant bulbs, tree and shrubs

It is best to plant bulbs early fall for that root growth. Mulch should be applied over the bulbs to level the soil temperature and help in root growth.

Clean up the garden before winter

Why is there a need to clean up the garden?

Not cleaning up your garden in winter means there would be a lot of work to do when spring comes.Pull out those weeds, mow the lawn, remove dry and decayed leaves and add them to the compost. Take out bulbs like dahlias from the ground and dry them before storing them in a cool and dry place for winter.

Look after wildlife

Winter can be tough on garden wildlife, so it’s always good to give them a helping hand where possible. It’s worth making places for creatures to find refuge.