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Protecting Your Plants From The Harsh Weather

Winter Garden: Protecting Your Plants From The Harsh Weather

During the summer, gardening is easy. Most people love waking up to the warm weather and spending the day maintaining the plants, grass and soil. But, when the weather turns, gardening becomes an entirely different prospect. All of a sudden, it becomes much harder, and much less enjoyable, to keep the garden looking fresh and beautiful. Although a lot of people let their garden die and start anew in the spring, you don’t have to do the same. Thankfully, there are a few tips that can increase the chances of your garden surviving the winter.

 

Mulching

One of the main problems that gardens face in the winter time is a lack of nutrients in the soil. Because the weather starts to freeze, there is not enough combination of both water and heat for them to survive. To combat this, you need to mulch your garden when the weather gets colder. Mulching is where you place coverings like stones or wood chippings over the surface of the soil. The mulches help to trap moisture in the soil and protect the roots from extreme temperatures, among other things.

 

Protective Layer

Although Mulching helps the soil, what about the flowers? It is right that you are worried about your flowers because they are fragile. The wind and the rain can easily uproot them or batter them beyond recognition. To prevent this from happening, you can add a protective layer of material over them when the weather is at its worst. As long as you remember to take the sheet off so they can get sunlight, they will be fine.

 

Shelter

Because it can affect the amount of sunlight they receive, some people don’t like to cover their plants completely. Still, you need to take away the edge of the weather. The best alternative is to create a shelter that covers them from the worst of the weather. Planting flowers up against a fence of near a wall will allow the fence or wall to take the brunt of the damage. All the while, the flowers still get the benefit of being out in the open.

 

Ask For Advice

As you are not an expert in gardening, it is important that you ask someone who is an expert. Their years of experience and knowledge are vital if you want to give your garden the best chance to survive the winter. Or, you can hire them to take care of your garden so you don’t have to go through the hassle. The majority of companies will have a large serviced location area. All you have to do is find an expert in your area that is up to the job.

 

Plan In Advance

Without a plan, none of the above will have any benefit because your garden could experience the worst of the conditions. If that is the case, it is too late to make a difference. It is important that you make a decision on which protective measures are best, and incorporate them as quickly as possible.

 

If there are any more winter tips that you know of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

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