Just because winter is rapidly approaching doesn’t mean you should abandon your garden. Taking care of your garden before winter hits will protect your plants, help ensure a successful spring planting season, and promote the ongoing health of your garden.
Before winter hits make sure to:
- Mulch around trees and shrubs. Adding mulch around the bases of shrubs and trees helps to moderate the temperature of the soil. Avoid piling the mulch and building it up against the base of the trunk. This creates the perfect spot for mice to nest.
- Cut back shrubs and perennials. Different shrubs and perennials require different levels of pruning. For example, Black Eyed Susans can be cut back completely but lavender does best with a moderate cut back. Consult the professionals at Marvin Gardens for advice about cutting back your specific plants.
- Water one last time. If the ground hasn’t frozen yet you should take the opportunity to liberally water one last time. This provides needed moisture for trees, plants, and shrubs during the cold winter season.
For more winter gardening tips contact our gardening experts at Marvin Gardens today.