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Landscaping Tasks to Think About Before Winter

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Winter and fall seasons are all about partying with friends, family gatherings, and reunions. For almost every homeowner, it’s also the time of the year where they say goodbye to outdoor life. We move our get-togethers and celebrations to the cozy and warm insides of our house. 

However, you should spend a bit of time preparing your landscaping for winter before you stay indoors. This will help you avoid a lot of workloads when the spring season arrives.  

Today, we’re going to share with you some tasks that you should perform for your landscape before the cold weather makes it hard for you. 

Plant Some Hardy Perennials or Evergreens 

If you plant some hardy perennial and/or evergreens species in your garden, you can keep your landscape alive during the cold months. These plants will save your landscape from going all grey and white during the cold months. A couple of plant species are considered ideal for winter gardening. This includes red osier dogwood, bayberry, Christmas holly shrubs, gold thread false cypress, dwarf blue spruce, dianthus, ornamental grasses, and hellebores. To add texture and color to your winter landscaping, grow some of these plants.  

Prepare Garden Beds for Spring 

It might appear too early to begin preparing your landscaping for next spring. However, early winter or late fall is the ideal time to begin preparing empty beds. This will enable the soil to absorb all the nutrients and prepare the garden beds for early planting.  

When it comes to garden bed preparation, properly clean them first. You’ve got to get rid of any weeds or plants. Next, add enough manure or compost that it creates several inches of a thick layer. To avoid leaching of nutrients, soil erosion, and weed growth, make sure you cover the compost using mulch. 

 Collect Tender Veggies from Your Kitchen Garden 

You’ve got to ensure you collect tender veggies before the first frost if you’ve got them in your garden. The reason for this is that these plants can’t tolerate cold weather. Once you harvest the veggies, get rid of the plants and add them to your compost pit. Burn or discard any infected or diseased plants. Don’t include them in the compost.  

Protect or Move Sensitive Plants 

Plants that can’t endure winter have to be protected. You have to move every potted plant indoors or inside your covered patio. Offer winter protection to your tree. You can do this by applying mulch around the base.  

Cleaning 

Fallen weeds and leaves that grow around the walkways and under the tree offer a breeding ground for mildew, algae, fungus, and pests. They also make your outdoor space ugly. Also, the foliage of several plants can encourage diseases. Thus, it is vital that you get rid of the accumulated debris and fallen leaves. Also, get rid of the weeds that are growing around your walls, stone steps, pavement, walkways, and garden.  

In addition to that, it is recommended that you clean the pavement and all outdoor walkways after getting rid of the debris.  

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