How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to place your lawn into hibernation until next spring. Here are a few tips to get you started.

If you have any sensitive potted plants in your garden, you’ll want to move them indoors or to a warmer environment. In the Spring, you can move them back and they’ll be ready to go. Otherwise you may find that they failed to survive the harsh cold and you’ll have to reinvest for an entire new set of plants.

Inspect your trees and bushes. Trim the damaged ones that you find. Also trim the ones that are too close to the home. Broken branches have the possibility of coming down at the most inopportune time during a winter storm, possibly doing extensive damage to your car or home.

Inspect your lawn for bare spots and plant grass seeds in the area. Planting them now gives them time to develop strong roots before the weather gets too cold. In the spring, after a few months of hibernation, they’ll be fully acclimated to your garden and can start to grow right away. They will also have strong roots and be ready to survive attacks from weeds and insects as the spring season begins. For a quick start you can use zoysia grass plugs for your yard or high quality Scotts grass seed.

Do your last weeding for the year. The last thing you want do do is to let your weeds lay dormant in your garden over the winter months. If you make this mistake, you’ll be giving them an unnecessary head start over your other garden plants come springtime. Weeds have a good enough advantage as it is. No need to give them more.

Lastly, either cover the furniture in your garden area or place it in your garage or other storage area for the winter. Snow and cold have a bad habit of rusting garden furniture.

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