Winter Is Coming: 9 Tips To Prepare Your Garden

As soon as the temperature drops, Montreal landscapers advise their clients to prepare their gardens for winter. At first, all the work, such as cleaning, planting, and weeding, will take a lot of time and effort, but it is worth it when everything in the garden survives through the winter and starts to bloom beautifully when spring comes.

Here are useful gardening tips you should follow to ensure your garden is ready for winter:

Tip 1: Remove Unwanted And Dead Plants

Give your garden a quick check and make a list of plants you no longer want to grow next year. Remove them and replace them with plants you do want to grow. You should also remove old and dead plants. If left unchecked, the rotting plants can lead to fungi, diseases, and pests which will attack healthy plants.

Tip 2: Get The Soil Ready

Don’t wait for spring to prepare the soil. Doing this before winter has many benefits such as additional nutrients gathering during winter, which enriches the soil for better plant growth.

Tip 3: Remove Weeds!

Yes, you need to remove invasive weeds before winter. If they are left unattended they will take over and your plants will die before Spring arrives.

Tip 4: Never Compost Weeds

While putting all the pulled-out weeds in your compost is tempting, don’t do this. Weeds can stay viable long after they have been removed and cause a lot of damage. It is better to throw them or burn them.

Tip 5: Use Up Your Compost

Top off the garden and fertilize the beds with the compost you’ve collected throughout the summer. This will give the entire garden the nutrient boost it needs for spring.

Tip 6: Try Winter Crops

Some crops and vegetables grow well in cold weather. Some plants such as peas can even help with preventing soil erosion. Do some research to see which crops grow well in the cold!

Tip 7: Harvest Tender Vegetables

Many spring and summer crops such as tomatoes, pumpkins, and zucchinis, cannot survive the cold. Make sure to harvest and store all these crops before winter and remove all the debris before winter arrives.

Tip 8: Berry Bush Care

While berries are hardy and can survive the colder months, Montreal landscapers suggest gardeners do some fall pruning and extra care such as adding straw mulch to strawberry beds or placing a thin layer of mulch on blueberry shrubs.

Tip 9: Shut Off The Water System

A frozen hose or irrigation system can do a lot of damage to a garden. Make sure to shut off the watering system before temperatures drop to freezing. Don’t also forget to remove all the water in the system using an air compressor to ensure no water is left inside. Or if you don’t want to bother, you can also bring the entire watering system inside and away from the garden.

Keep your garden and crops safe and healthy during the winter by following these steps or working with trusted Montreal landscapers. The work you do now will be worth it when Spring comes. That’s a guarantee.

Shahbaz Ahmed
Author: Shahbaz Ahmed

My name is Shahbaz Ahmed. I am author on Ventsmagazine. For any business query, you can contact me at [email protected]

About Shahbaz Ahmed

My name is Shahbaz Ahmed. I am author on Ventsmagazine. For any business query, you can contact me at [email protected]

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