How to Clean Up Your Garden This Winter

As the temperature starts to drop and the leaves begin to fall, it's time to start thinking about preparing your garden for winter. Whether you're an experienced gardener or just getting started, there are a few key things you can do to make sure your garden is in tip-top shape come spring. This may seem like a daunting task, but we're here to help! In this blog post, we'll give you a step-by-step guide to cleaning up your garden so that it's ready for winter.

1. Clearance

First, start by cleaning up any dead leaves or debris that has accumulated over the growing season. This will not only make your garden look neater, but it will also help prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in your garden beds. Next, mulch your beds with several inches of shredded leaves, straw, or wood chips. This will help protect your plants' roots from the cold weather and prevent soil erosion.

2. Prune and Cut Back

Next, you’re going to want to cut back any perennials that are starting to die back for the season. Be sure to leave about 6 inches of stem so that the plant can regrow in the spring. By going around and making sure that everything is looking neat and tidy, it will be ready to start growing again come spring. But for some plants, there are extra steps that you’ll need to take, we’re going to look at this next.

3. Protect Your Plants

If you have any tender plants that are sensitive to frost, now is the time to move them indoors or into a sheltered area. Or, you can cover them with a frost blanket or burlap cloth to help protect them from the cold. Once all of your plants are taken care of, give your gardening tools a good cleaning and sharpen any blades that need it. This will help ensure they're ready to go when spring rolls around again. And then, you’ll want to keep them organized.

4. Keep Everything Organised

And then we move onto the final step, which is trying to make sure that all of your gardening things are organised for winter. During the winter months, you may not be using your gardening equipment as much as throughout the summer (if at all), so you’ll want to ensure that it’s all kept well. To do that, investing in DIY sheds is always a good idea. You can keep everything hidden away, from your lawn mower to your trowels and spades. You can also put any summer kids toys away too, or anything that you want to protect over the winter months while it’s not in use.

Keeping Your Garden Looking Great in Winter!

By following these simple tips, you can clean up your garden and prepare it for winter. By taking the time to do this now, you'll be able to enjoy a beautiful garden come springtime. So don't wait - get out there and start prepping your garden for winter today!

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