You might suppose that this time of year isn’t ideal for gardening. But the truth is that if you want to get things looking great during summer, putting a little bit of groundwork in during winter can be enormously helpful. Let’s run through a few simple gardening tasks and how they can elevate your
garden to a cut above the rest!
The chances are that, during winter, your garden will be filled with dead plants and fallen leaves. Cutting these up and out will give the plants that remain a better chance of prospering. Dispose of everything in a compost container, and leave it to stew throughout the winter, turning every so often. Now is also a fantastic time to clear out the shed, and tidy away any loose tools.
Check for pests
Having pests in the garden can ruin your enjoyment of it. If you’ve spotted evidence of rodents, slugs or other nuisance pests in your garden, then it’s time to help them pack their bags. Stewarts Pest Control Services can help get rid of your unwanted garden visitors so that you can get planting and ready for spring knowing they’ve gone. Keep an eye out throughout the year to make sure garden stays pest-free.
Standing rainwater and frost can inflict considerable harm on the non-living structures of your garden. A timber fence might rot at the bottom if it’s allowed to stew in moisture for long enough or a tree may need removing or given some TLC in which case you can contact The Local Tree experts. The rot will likely spread until it becomes an aesthetic concern too. Repair this damage during winter, as you’ll have more free time now.
You might find that there are a few bargains to be had from your local garden centre at this time of year. Look for hardy perennials that will be able to cope with sub-zero temperatures. Then, once the spring rolls around, you’ll see those encouraging first shoots.
Pruning trees and bushes is an art form in and of itself. The objective here is to get rid of limbs that a surplus to requirements, so that the plant can put all its energy and resources into the ones that remain. Certain plants require a slightly different approach to pruning than others. If you want a
garden that looks magnificent all year round, then you’ll need to spend time getting to grips with how to prune effectively. Try Air-pruning products which is a method of root pruning that occurs as the plant grows rather than at the time of transplant.
One of the great things about artificial grass is that it looks consistently great throughout the year. You won’t need to bother with mowing it or watering it. Moreover, you won’t have the stress that comes with wondering whether your natural lawn will make it through the cold weather: when the frosts have finally thawed for the year, you can be sure that things will look just as spectacular as they did in November.