As Autumn and Winter get closer, the weather is getting colder and the nights are getting longer. As the weeks go by, we’ll use our gardens less and less. As the Earth gets ready for the next seasons, we put our grills and sun loungers away for another year. In my opinion, these are the best four months of the year.
But gardeners and people who like being outside might not agree, since it’s too cold to hang out in a garden full of blooming flowers, buzzing bees, and a rainbow of colors until next Spring.
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But even if you won’t be using your garden as much, it’s still important to take care of it. You wouldn’t want it to be completely useless in the spring of next year because you didn’t get ready for winter.
Here are some easy things you can do to get your garden ready for fall and winter.
Clear Out Your Stuff And Tidy Up
I sometimes feel like a broken record when I talk about decluttering because I love it so much, but damn, clean up your garden! Most likely, it’s an area of your home that you haven’t taken care of. That means cleaning out the shed, cleaning your greenhouse if you have one, and getting rid of anything old or broken. If you need to get rid of any cuttings arrange Brush Recycling.
Look After Your Lawn
We have a gardener who comes every two weeks for most of the year (that sounds fancier than it is), except for the winter. When he hasn’t been, it’s obvious. Artificial grass is best put down in the fall or winter when the ground isn’t as hard. This could be a good way to clean up your lawn in the fall and winter.
Protect Plants And Shrubs From The Cold
When it’s the dead of winter, frost can hurt shrubs that were planted in pots during the year. Even though it doesn’t look very nice, wrapping these pots in bubble wrap can be a very helpful way to keep that from happening over the Winter.
Cover Your Garden Furniture
When it’s minus one outside, you probably won’t use your garden furniture much. So, when the weather starts to get colder, cover or put away (if you have room) any wooden furniture you won’t be using until spring to keep it from getting damaged.
Look After The Wildlife
Wildlife can have a hard time in the winter, so they need all the help they can get from us. Make sure there is bird food out and bird baths are full. If they freeze over, don’t forget to break the ice. If you want to have a bonfire, make sure there aren’t any animals hiding nearby before you light it.
Add Lights For Christmas
And lastly, you can’t decorate your garden for the holidays without putting up some pretty fairy lights to make it look as magical as possible. You can buy some great LED lights, which are also better for the environment and use less energy. They can also be used outside. Turn your garden into a Winter wonderland!
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