When the leaves starts to fall in your garden and the breeze of the air starts to sting the skin because of its coldness, then, this is nature’s way of saying that winter is just around the corner. This also means that taking care of your garden is now a priority that should not be taken for granted. So, before winter finally sets in, it is wise to manage your garden and prepare it for the winter so that when the cold weather arrives, you can just relax in your homes without worrying about your gardens condition.
5 How-To’s in Preparing Your Garden for winter
1. How to Prepare Perennials for winter
How do you prepare your perennials for the winter? Here’s how to do it.
- After frost, cut your perennial stems to soil level. This will remove the eggs and spores of the garden pests that still linger in your plants.
- All dead plant debris must be cut and made into compost to be used as organic matter that will add nutrients to the soil.
- Put winter mulch into your soil once the ground freezes. This will prevent rodents and other garden pests from nesting into your garden.
- To keep the soil warm and moist even during winter, and to protect the plants that are still growing in your garden, put mulch around them. Pine needles, chopped leaves, and shrubs are the best mulch to be used.