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Winter Gardening Tips

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Protect Your Soil

Adding a good compost to your soil might be perfect at this time. You have to lay it on top and leave it for a long while, and it will surely safeguard and nourish your soil until the spring comes. Aside from that, you can protect your soil by planting some green manure in the likes of rye, crimson clover, or buckwheat.

Maintain Your Pond

Rotting vegetation can potentially give off harmful toxins into the water and clog up your filters which means that it might be a good idea if you frequently remove debris from your pond. Putting a net over might help you from keeping leaves from falling in. If frost is upcoming, having a moving floating ball might help prevent the water from freezing, which can help you protect your plants and fishes from being deprived of oxygen.

Maintain Your Greenhouse

Clear and remove out any shading that you put up in your greenhouse. Make use of a good greenhouse disinfectant for you to wipe and clean out surfaces and seed trays for you to make sure that bugs and pets are being rid of.

Garden Tools and Machinery

Frost can worsen mechanical issues and stimulate rusting; therefore, it’s crucial that your machinery and garden tools are well-cleaned and maintained before the winter comes.

Maintain Your Lawn

Prior to the winter frost, make sure to dethatch and aerate the lawn to make it able to absorb water and air. Aside from that, doing this can also help water from pooling during heavy rainfall. Moreover, you should also get rid of fallen leaves for you to prevent brown marks or patches from appearing.

Pruning Your Organics

Since your plants have most likely shed their leaves, you will now be able to check it for any damage or issues, then fix it.

It might be a good idea if your prune your fruit plants when they are dormant between the months of November and March. Whenever your trees become congested with branches, they will most likely won’t bear fruit, which is why it’s important for you to prune them.

It’s also a good idea if you cover the trees with some leaves or mulch around the base of the trees so that you can still be able to provide them the nutrients that they need throughout the winter.

 

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