We are approaching the end of November which means winter will be here before you know it. Right now is the perfect time to go out into your garden and care for it before heavy snow hits your home. You want to care for your garden now so that it survives the winter and is healthy once spring comes around. Luckily, there are a few simple tips for preparing your garden for winter.
Remove Rotted or Dying Plants
When inspecting and caring for your garden, you need to be removing any plants that are rotting or past their prime. Old plants are breeding ground for disease and pests, which can spread throughout your garden. So, it is best that you remove spent plants from the soil entirely or bury them in the garden trenches. Burying old plants provides organic matter to your soil, which improves the overall health of your garden.
Pruning Is Essential
If you want to prepare your garden for winter, then you should start pruning all of your perennial plants. Pruning perennials help control their spread and allows them to last throughout the winter. You should focus on pruning any herbs you are growing, such as rosemary and thyme. You should also prune vegetables, which include asparagus and rhubarb. Pruning helps clean up your garden so that your plants with survive the winter and that your garden will look aesthetically pleasing.
Don’t Forget The Mulch
An important task you should complete before winter officially arrives is replenishing the mulch around your plants. In general, mulch prevents water loss in the soil, protects the soil from erosion, and blocks weeds from growing. When you add mulch in the winter, it has added benefits. Adding a thick layer of mulch during the winter regulates soil temperatures making for a smooth transition from winter to spring. Mulch also prevents hard frosts from forming around root vegetables.
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