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Prepare for Winter

Posted by Pieter Smuts on

As the cold weather arrives, its important to take the time to prepare your garden for the upcoming winter season. Here are some top tips for preparing your winter garden to ensure it stays healthy and productive all winter long.

1. Prune and Trim: Pruning and trimming your plants and trees is an essential part of winter preparation. This will help reduce the risk of disease and pests and will also help your plants and trees to look their best all winter long.

2. Mulch: Adding a layer of mulch to your garden will help to protect your plants from the cold temperature, while also helping to retain moisture in the soil.

3. Cover Up: As winter approaches, its important to cover up any vulnerable plants with horticultural fleece or row cover. This will help protect them from the cold and will also help them to retain their moisture.

4. Insulate Your Containers: If you have any planters or containers, its important to insulate them to help protect them from the cold. This can be done by wrapping them in bubble wrap or even securing blankets around them to provide some extra insulation.

5. Keep an Eye on the Weather: Its important to keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared to take action if the temperature drops substantially. If the forecast is predicting a very cold night, you may want to consider bringing your plants indoors or covering them up to protect them from the cold.

These are just a few of the top tips for preparing your winter garden. With a little bit of preparation and planning, you can ensure your garden stays healthy and productive all winter long.