The winter can be hard on your garden (and home), thanks to the rain, frost and snow. Your soil will become too hard to dig, and the cold temperatures mean it’ll be difficult for everything to grow, especially with ground frosts. You can do some tasks to get your garden ready for winter, so the damage during the winter months will be minimal.
In order to get your garden ready for winter, you need to do a few things – clear leaves and debris from the ground, prepare the soil for winter by adding compost or straw mulch and pruning any dead or dying plants. You could also consider getting a greenhouse, so you can keep any plants or pots safe inside, so they don’t get damaged by the elements.
Get Your Garden Ready for Winter
In the wintertime, you have to be prepared for your garden. There are a few things that require to be done before the cold sets in. Make sure to get a frost blanket for your plants and prepare your planters for winter.
Before winter arrives, go through your garden and weed away any weeds which might be poking through your soil. Once the temperatures drop, weeds are notoriously difficult to remove, so autumn is the perfect time to tackle any weeds. Whilst tackling your weeds, pull out and remove any broken or diseased plants, as they won’t make it through the winter.
If you’ve been growing fruit or vegetables during the year, now is the time to cut down and remove any left-over fruit or vegetables which weren’t harvested, so you can start with a blank canvas once spring arrives.
If you do have any left-over fruit or vegetables, add them to a compost maker, so they can be broken down and will be used to create nutrient-rich compose. Also work to prune back any plants or flowers, removing dead heads or unwanted plants.
Winter is always tough on outdoor furniture, so now is the time to put away any patio or garden furniture, or outdoor lighting, so they don’t become damaged during the rain, frosts and snow. If you have a garage or summer house, use it so store your furniture until spring, and it’ll reduce the risk of any potential damage the winter could cause. By doing these simple jobs now, it’ll mean there will be less work to deal with once spring arrives, and you’ll have a blank canvas to get started on your 2022 gardening plans.