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Summer, of course, tends to be the prime time of year for gardening. But if you want your garden to remain in good condition throughout the colder months of the year, you’re going to have to be a whole lot more active and dedicated to your cause. Here are just a few tips and tricks that should keep your backyard in good condition come rain or shine!
By now, most of the leaves will have fallen from the trees in your garden. But if you are in a sheltered location or have particularly high fences, they might not have blown away. It is extremely important that you take the time and effort to remove any leftover leaves from your space. Not only will they quickly begin to decay (leaving a pulpy mess on the ground), but they can block sunlight from reaching your grass, causing your grass to wither and die too. The cheapest means of disposing of leaves is to rake them. However, if you’re feeling a little less energetic, you can invest in a leaf blower and blow them away in next to no time!
If we’re lucky enough to have a white Christmas this year, you’re going to have to actively clear snow from various areas of your garden. Focus on snow that has settled on branches in trees, as this can prove to be heavy and can cause branches to droop and perhaps even break. Use a stiff brush to wipe this down, but be extremely careful. You don’t want to knock too much onto yourself.
You might want to bring particularly vulnerable plants indoors over the winter months. This will require specialist equipment, such as hydroponic equipment, but it will generally be worth the investment when your plants are still blooming come Spring. You can learn more about all of this through This Blog Post.
Invest in a Greenhouse
If you don’t have much room in your property, you could invest in a greenhouse. This will be a specially designated protective space for your plants, keeping them outdoors without leaving them actually outdoors.
Try Out Mulch
Flower beds become extremely prone to frost in the winter months. So cover them in mulch. This will prevent soil from being touched by frost as well as avoiding soil from compacting under snow or over logging with water during periods of rain.
These are just a few different steps that you can try out to keep up with your gardening during this harsh time of year. Incorporate them into your gardening regime and don’t neglect them!