Get Your Garden Ready for the Winter

As autumn arrives, for gardeners there are lots of things to do in the garden to get it ready for the winter months. With the days getting shorter and the weather getting worse, here are some of the things that you can do to prepare your garden for those winter storms and the cold…

Plant Protection – Now is the time to start protecting plants that are not able to survive the harsher weather. Horticultural fleece is a good way to keep plants well protected, and is often used on vegetable gardens, as well as flowers that need to be protected from lower temperatures. Plants that you have in pots or can be potted can be moved to a sheltered location like a greenhouse that will keep them warm throughout the cooler months.

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Weeding – If weeds are getting out of control in the garden, tackle them now before they become more problematic in the Spring. When you are weeding, make sure that you take out the whole plant right from the root to ensure that it is not going to return! It is best not to use weed killer as this does not only have a detrimental effect on your other plants in the vicinity but also on pollinators.

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Garden Repairs – Make sure that your garden withstands the winter weather and check that any garden structures are in good condition. Fences are something to check at this time of the year – you might want to give them a treatment to keep them protected over the winter. If you find that your fence is looking a little worse for wear, now might be the time to get a professional like this fencing Gloucester based company to come and replace it for you.

If you have a garden shed, it is also worth checking this, pay particular attention to the roof, as you don’t want any leaks during the winter.

Garden Furniture – If you have garden furniture, it is time to put it away for the winter somewhere dry like a garage or a shed. However, before you do this, you can give it a good clean so that when you come to use it next year it is ready to use, and in good condition.

Author: Brielle Walker

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