Winter is well and truly upon us, and if you wanted to prepare your garden for it then you should have already done so by now. But, if you haven’t done so then all is not yet lost. Yes, because we have not yet entered the toughest winter months — you know, the ones where it is that cold that daily life becomes a chore— there is still hope. But, you’re going to have to move quickly if you want to truly prepare your garden for these months because they are looming. And, if you want to prepare your garden in this way then make sure to take heed of the advice below, too.
Tend to your grass
Your grass is going to be baring most of the brunt when it comes to the cold winter conditions and climate, so make sure that you tend to it and give it the attention it needs. Specifically, this means spreading seeds that are known to grow into cool season grasses, information of which can be found at Yard Care Gurus who offer lawn care advice and more. What cool season grasses do is, well, the opposite of most other types of grasses; they grow in the winter. In fact, cool season grasses can even grow when they are laden with snow! So, make sure to spread some cool season grass seeds around your lawn and you will soon find that you have a lawn that lasts all year long.
Plant bulbs that will flower in the spring
Yes, despite anything you might have been taught about gardening and flower planting before, you should most definitely be continuing to plant flowers that will be allowed to grow throughout the winter. Specifically, you should be planting flowers that spring to life, well, in the springtime! These include the usual spring subjects: daffodils, tulips, crocuses and hyacinths, and they should be planted at depth (three times the height of the bulb, in fact) if you want them to be as healthy and as vibrant as they can be when the ensuing spring rolls around again.
Compost is your friend, so use it
Yes, compost is your friend, so use it during your winter preparation endeavour! You should do so because it will enrich your garden’s soil and provide it with all the nutrients it needs to be healthy during a time when these nutrients are very hard to come by. And, when your soil remains healthy during the winter, it will be ready to go and read to trust to life straight away as soon as the winter passes.
When it comes to composting, the first thing that you should be doing is saving all the natural food waste you throw away, such as apple cores or and tea bags. What all of this waste should then be allowed to do is decompose in a safe and natural space in your garden. And, the ensuing decomposition should then be spread about your soil just before the winter months take their full toll. It’s as easy as that!
By doing all of the garden winter prep above now, you will get the head start you need to tick off everything on your home’s exterior to-do list. So, get started!