Winter is coming, which means you need to take some time to maintain your garden. When the colder months come around, we tend to direct our efforts to our home’s interiors, looking into insulation and revamping the space to better suit the Christmas festivities. But we do need to think about our outdoor spaces too. Not only does this help the space to stay looking presentable, but it will reduce the amount of work you have to put into gardening in the spring. It will create a blank and well cared for canvas for you to work with!
Use Tree Surgeons
The winter months can be filled with storms, high winds and heavy snow. This all poses a threat to trees in your garden, which can become damaged. From broken branches and boughs to complete uprooting. It’s important that you maintain your trees to minimise damage and to make sure that your garden remains a safe area to spend time in. This can also prevent trees from damaging your property by blowing or toppling onto it. The best way to achieve this is to use the services of professional Tree Surgeons. They will have the expertise and tools required to keep your trees in good shape throughout the harsher season.
If you have flowerbeds, you may want to consider layering these spaces with mulch throughout the winter. Chances are, your flowers will not bloom at this time of year and you’re going to want to maintain the bed wherever possible. This will ensure that the soil is good quality when spring comes around. Mulch creates a tight layer over the soil, protecting the soil from freezing or becoming frostbitten. It can also prevent waterlogging.
You’re not going to have to mow the lawn as much during the winter months. Grass tends to grow at a slower rate in colder temperatures and harsher weather conditions. Make sure to give your lawn one, big mow before winter sets in. Of course, follow instructions with your lawn mower and if you’re using an electric lawn mower, you will need to ensure that you mow the lawn while it isn’t raining.
Prune Your Roses
Do you have roses growing in your garden? We are fast approaching the time to prune them. Most types of roses should be pruned in January or February before the leaves start to emerge. Consider the type of roses you have. Modern roses can be cut back hard, while the older types should be pruned more gently. You can also use this opportunity to carefully remove any dead, damaged or diseased stems.
Look After Wildlife
If you feed bird and other wildlife through the summer, make sure to care for them in the winter too. Winter is harsher for most local animals, with food becoming more scarcely available. Leaving out seeds, fat balls and more can make all the difference. Also try to leave out fresh water each day, replacing frozen water.
These top tips will make all the difference to your garden this winter. So, make sure to implement them! If you are still trying to get your garden ready for Autumn, check out my other tips quick!