Winter can often be considered the worst season for gardening. After all, there are many plants that go dormant during this time, not to mention the plants that simply cannot handle the cold temperatures of the season. Nevertheless, there are still ways you can care for your garden during this time. Let’s go over winter gardening tips that you can use.
Remember to Use Mulch
Mulch is a valuable resource for gardeners all throughout the year, and this doesn’t change during the winter season. It’s a much-needed resource to help your plants get through winter. Not only does it provide valuable nutrients to improve the health of your plants, but it also serves as a barrier that shields your plants from the winter cold, as well as high winds.
Add Compost to Your Garden
Another tip for winter gardening you should follow is to give your plants sufficient compost. Compost improves the nutrient quality that your garden gets. This helps your plants survive until spring. With that said, you don’t want to overdo it. You should only add up to three inches’ worth of compost for the best results.
Take Potted Plants Inside for the Winter
There are some potted plants that are unable to endure the harsh cold of winter. As such, part of winter gardening should involve taking these potted plants indoors in order to protect them. This puts them in a more temperature-controlled environment, allowing them to thrive much more easily.
Keep Planting During Warm Winters
If winter is relatively warm where you live, you can still add plants to your garden during this time. There are some flowering plants that can grow rather well if the winter temperatures are mild enough. You can ask a landscaping company for their input if you’re not sure which plants can be added to your garden during the winter season.
Finish Winter Gardening Before Temperatures Get Too Cold
You don’t want to start gardening when winter is already in full swing. Instead, get plants into the ground before the temperatures get too cold. This gives you the time you need to buy gardening supplies and build protective structures that can fortify your garden.
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