Winter Gardening Tips - Grounds Maintenance

Winter Gardening Tips


October 17, 2018 3:30 pm

As we move into winter, it's tempting to neglect our outdoor areas - but as these helpful reminders show, this is the time of year to make a bit of extra green-fingered effort.

Time for a big clear & clean out

Just as you would spring clean your house, don’t forget to clean your garden, which will save you time and effort come spring. Clear out the shed and greenhouse to store everything for winter, and pressure wash the patio or scrub down the decking. This will stop excessive dirt and grime build up occurring over the wet winter months.

Cutting the lawn

Remember that your lawn needs a good cut before the really cold and wet weather sets in (if you let the grass get too long, it will be near impossible to cut it over the winter).

Don’t leaves build up

For every gardener this time of year, leaves are public enemy number one. As tedious as it may be, it’s best to keep on top of them before they turn to mulch!

Plant spring bulbs

Who doesn’t enjoy the sight and scent of daffodils and tulips popping up all over the garden come spring? Don’t forget to plant them now. Once you have cleared your borders of perennials and given them a good dig over, this is the right time to get the bulbs in.

Protect your pots

It’s important to store both your empty and in-use pots correctly over the winter months. Make sure all pots are insulated with either hay, cardboard or bubble wrap. This will prevent them from being damaged by frost. You can also raise all in-use pots off the ground to prevent them from getting waterlogged during wet weather.

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