Winter is on its way and you have probably started wondering how you can look after your garden with the cold and wet weather approaching.
Before the wild weather hits, here is some preparation you can do to ensure your garden will be well looked after during that first cold snap or storm.
Prune – Remove any heavy and unstable branches from large trees or shrubs as these will be the first to break off in high winds, potentially crushing the garden beds underneath. Give the shrubs and flowering trees in your garden a good pruning as well to encourage fantastic growth come spring time, but only as late as early winter or they might struggle during the coldest months.
Weed and Clear – Winter is also the perfect time for a good clearing and weeding session in your garden as by this point, foliage should almost be at its lowest point so getting in to those hard to reach places to pull weeds and invasive climbing plants will be so much easier! Clear all the areas in your garden of dead plants, crowded growth, leaves, twigs, bark and general debris – this will create more space for as many new plant shoots as possible to come up when the weather warms up and give your garden access to as much rain water as possible.
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch – Hopefully you have your own stash of organic mulch off to the side of your garden that you have been saving up for winter! If you don’t however then feel free to call us and we can quote you to supply or spread and supply our famous black organic mulch. Spread thickly on your newly cleared and weeded garden beds, protecting them from the dreaded frost that comes with winter. Remember that thick mulch is a good garden strategy for the colder months to help protect the roots system from the cold and help prevent weed growth.
Aerate your lawn – Early winter is the best time to prepare your lawn for the upcoming rain and ensures your lawn will get the moisture it needs, right down to the deepest layer of soil. The best way to aerate your lawn is with a garden fork or a commercial aerator. Watch out for the depth -don’t go too deep or you could pierce your reticulation. Always check the reticulation after aeration. If after taking these steps water is still pooling on the lawn, as if the summer hardness hasn’t softened, then try a hose distributed soil wetting agent.
Following our top tips for looking after your garden in winter will ensure that it can take the cold and wet weather coming our way very soon but don’t forget that if you would prefer to stay inside with a hot cup of tea – Looking Good Landscaping is here to help!
Our friendly and knowledgeable team can prepare your lawn and garden for winter so that you don’t have to worry about a thing – Contact Us Today!