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Winter Top Tips.
The winter is the driest season of the year and it is crucial to prepare your garden so it can bloom beautifully in summer. Whether you have a green finger for gardening or just like to have an outdoor space to enjoy during the summer the best way to achieve this is by embracing this change and getting your family involved in some of the top 10 gardening tips below.
1) Firstly, the best thing to start off with is garden cleaning. Before you start maintaining your plants over the frosty period it is important you get rid of all the leaves that have fallen over the autumn season. The most effective way of doing so is by, if you have already, creating a compost heap so you can feed all the lost nutrients back into the soil to keep it healthier for longer… and it helps in cleaning up your garden of course.
2) Mulching has proven to wreak many benefits for your garden other than making it look pretty. A little bit on mulch can go a long way not only for your plants but also soil too. Unprotected plants and soil over the winter can lead to them drying out and losing a lot of water. By covering them with mulch before the frost creeps up on us helps the soil lock in moisture as well as keeping them cosy and warm preventing them from dying over the winery season.
3) The way you maintain your bulbs over the festive season all depends on your location and how much frost your garden will be exposed to. The best way to tackle this issue is by placing your bulbs in a location that is dark with a fairly low temperature but this should be done in time for the roots to make themselves at home before the temperature gets too low.
4) Tackling the weeds in your garden especially if there are any spurts of sun isn’t the most enjoyable of garden tasks. The winter season is the best time to pull up all those weeds that have formed during the warmer seasons. By doing this now it will reduce the amount of garden maintenance you will have to do when the weather warms up giving you more time to relax and enjoy the weather.
5) Lastly, don’t forget to plant your Tulip, Hellebore, Hepatica and Winter Windflower seeds so they blossom in time from spring and brighten up your home for the New Year.