Most of us like winters for their romantic vibes, various festivities, and holidays. But before welcoming winters, you need to take precautionary meas
Most of us like winters for their romantic vibes, various festivities, and holidays. But before welcoming winters, you need to take precautionary measures for your gardens and yards to make sure that they look as beautiful as ever in the season. Moreover, preparing our yards and gardens before winter arrives also helps in a more fertile and healthy lawn in springs. To help you in preparing your garden for winter, we have taken notes from a professional landscaping company and added some tips below.
Take Care of Trees
Before the first fall of snow, you need to give your trees enough water. Trees can lose their water content in winter up to the limit, which is not good. So prepare your trees for the cold weather by watering them generously. Also, remember to protect the trunks especially, those of young trees. Wrap the trunks of trees with burlap to protect them from harmful elements.
Clear All the Debris
Do a thorough cleaning of lawns and garden beds and clear all the fallen leaves and other debris. As they can invite pests and insects by providing them food and shelter. Through the diseased or wilted leaves and use the clean, dry leaves to make compost. An easier way to treat clean fallen leaves is mulching. You can spread the leaves over your lawn and mow them with a lawnmower.
Protect the Winter Vegetables
If you own a vegetable garden on your lawn and want it to provide you with healthy vegetables in spring, make sure to keep it safe in the winter. Cover your edible flowers before the first frost even if your vegetables are cold-tolerant.
Prepare Your Soil for Spring
Although it is a task that most people postpone until spring. However, fall is a great time to add nutrients like manure, compost, or organic fertilizers to the soil. If you add these nutrients in the fall, they will have plenty of time for dissolving and breaking into their active forms till spring. As a result, you will have a fertile, healthy, and fertile garden in spring!
Plan for Birds
Winter invites different migratory birds. These migratory birds need to fuel up their energy to reach their destination. It is a perfect time to plan for these birds and make arrangements for their food and water. Check if you have enough feeders or not? Make sure that these are clean to keep your birds healthy and safe.