Preparing Your Garden For The Winter

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For many, when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves start to fall, its a signal to put away the gardening tools until next spring.

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Preparing Your Garden For The Winter

  1. 1. Preparing Your Garden For The Winter Months<br />withCool Garden Things<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  2. 2. For many, when the weather starts getting colder and the leaves start to fall, its a signal to put away the gardening tools until next spring.<br />Is that how it is for you?<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  3. 3. Choosing a Garden that is Perfect for You<br />What we want to understand is that winter is also a very important time to maintain your garden&apos;s health and assure that you have a good crop come next year as well.<br />How much time does it take to &quot;Winterize&quot; you garden?<br />On average, it takes less than one day to prepare your garden for the upcoming winter. <br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  4. 4. So when do we do this?<br />When the nighttime temperatures drop to less than forty-five degrees Fahrenheit for more than four days in a row, or frost is forecasted for your area (usually around late October or November) you will know that its time to begin preparing your garden for winter.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  5. 5. First, You should begin by evaluating your gardens design, check which plants grew well in the past season, and which plants did not flourish to well. <br />Fall is one of the best times to decide which plants will remain in you garden next year, and which ones should be replaced.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  6. 6. To make your garden more colorful and healthy, be sure only to plant the more hardy plants during the fall time so that they can withstand the winter months.<br />Here are some plants that will actually do fine being planted in fall. <br />They are: rudbeckia, Aster Novi-belgii, Anemone Japonica, panicle hyandea, endive, escarole, and Brussels sprouts. <br />And, you can find all of these and more in many gardening magazines or even your local nursery. <br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  7. 7. Choosing a Garden that is Perfect for You<br />After you have finished deciding what should stay, go, and what new stuff you want to plant, you should begin cleaning up your garden.<br />Begin by simply pulling out weeds that may have cropped up, and raking fallen leaves. <br />Why? Because weeds and rotten leaves can carry insects and diseases that might be harmful to your garden. <br />One of the more difficult types of gardens to manage is a fruit garden.<br />It&apos;s definitely the most high-maintenance. <br />One of the more difficult types of gardens to manage is a fruit garden.<br />It&apos;s definitely the most high-maintenance. <br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  8. 8. You should also rid your garden of spent annual plants, and harvest your vegetables and other plants that cannot withstand the winter weather. <br />After fall has come and gone, the leaves will have fallen from your trees and will expose the rotten branches.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  9. 9. Trimming off these unwanted branches from your trees isn&apos;t really necessary to your gardens health, but it may help later on down the road by not dropping branches down on your plants and by not blocking out much of the needed sunshine.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  10. 10. Notice that if you have younger trees, you should consider wrapping them and supporting them with stakes to assist in the survival of the winter wind and cold.<br />Also, putting mulch over your garden for the winter can be a helpful way to protect plants from sudden temperature changes and heavy snow. <br />For mulch you can use about five inches of shredded bark, pine needles, or a large variety of other materials.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  11. 11. Choosing a Garden that is Perfect for You<br />You do have to be careful that you do not add the mulch too early, because some insects may still be alive and be able to take shelter in it for the winter months which could pose issues to the future health of your garden.<br />Once you are finished with your gardening tools you should clean them and make sure they are in a safe place where they won&apos;t rust and you know where they&apos;ll be for next year. <br />One of the more difficult types of gardens to manage is a fruit garden.<br />It&apos;s definitely the most high-maintenance. <br />One of the more difficult types of gardens to manage is a fruit garden.<br />It&apos;s definitely the most high-maintenance. <br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  12. 12. And lastly, before winter comes, you should always set out slug repellent, as slugs are one of the worst bugs to have in your garden. <br />And if you have a pool or fountain in your garden, be sure to take out any fish that you have in them and bring them inside. <br />There’s nothing sadder than a fish frozen in a block of ice.<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />
  13. 13. Thanks For Tuning In <br />and <br />Happy Winterizing your garden!<br />www.CoolGardenThings.com<br />

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