During the winter months, you take refuge in your home and enjoy unforgettable moments with the family, from savoring a delicious apple pie to adorning the Christmas tree together. Once in a while, you admire the snowflakes touching the ground slowly from the window with a cup of hot coffee or tea in your hand. Yes, indoors is nice and warm during the holidays, but what about your garden? You should know that even though it looks bleak and stark, under the thick layer of snow, your garden still breathes; it just needs attention and at least the basic maintenance. According to experts, the most essential garden tasks that you need to complete in order to prepare your beautiful outdoor space for the cold months refer to digging up annual plants because they cannot survive the winter season, using hanging baskets and pots to grow other colorful plants like pansies, heather and snowdrops, fertilizing the lawn, taking care of those irritating weeds and young trees.
Invest minimum effort in winter gardening and you will not regret it
It might seem a lot of work, but making the most of your garden in winter definitely requires more time that adding Christmas tinsel all over the house, including the Christmas tree. For this reason, you have to make sure that you wear the necessary equipment to cope with the cold and be able to complete more than one task in a single day. Whether you opt for overalls or a fluffy sweater, keep in mind that keeping your hands and feet warm by wearing gloves and plush socks represents the most important thing. This will allow you to prune the trees. Do not hide from the cold indoors and witness your garden bear the winter’s wrath. There are so many things to do outside in order to spruce up your outdoor space. Take advantage of your free time and get down to work.
Garden tasks to complete before the cold season arrives
The reality is that you have to do some crucial garden chores even before winter arrives. For instance, some containers might not be able to get through this cold season so if you want to prevent them from cracking, you have to empty and place them upside down. Other items that you need to save by storing them in the garage include sprinkler attachments and hose nozzles. Make sure that you mow the lawn at the end of autumn to avoid those brown patches appear in the spring. In what concerns fallen leaves, you can either rack them or let them be for providing shelter to hedgehogs during the merciless months of winter.