Even if the cold and frost have arrived, the gardeners cannot rest. Things can be done in the garden all year round, even in the cooler months. Regardless of where you live, plants will need care to start spring off on the ‘right footing’. But what things can be done in the garden during winter?…
The new season has arrived and we need to know what to do in the garden in autumn. Our garden needs a little bit of attention so that it can get through the cold months and bloom again in spring.
Plant trees or shrubs
Were you thinking of planting a new tree or shrub in your garden? This is the perfect time to do it! You have to plant before winter so that the roots can spread throughout the land. Of course, you should water the tree very well and keep an eye open so it does not dry out during the harsh winter. The combination of cooler temperatures and fall rain allows trees to establish their roots, making it easier on them to adjust to extreme heat or drought in the summer.
In winter, the humidity, low temperatures and the weakness of the sun affect the lawn. Therefore, it needs pampering and care before the cold season begins. The fallen leaves in autumn should be removed on a regular basis. Leaves left on the lawn will deprive it of light and favor the formation of dry and brownish spots and the appearance of moss.
Make sure not to leave it shorter than 5 cm, because longer grass can take better advantage of less sunlight. You will thus achieve better resistance against weeds and moss.
It is also recommended to use a fall fertilizer that is usually low in nitrogen and high in potassium. A higher amount of potassium strengthens the lawn and increases its resistance to frost. Traditional lawn fertilizers should not be used in the fall as they contain a lot of nitrogen and make the lawn grow faster, which makes it more sensitive to frost.
Collect annual weeds
This is an important garden tasks in the fall that you should not forget. Pulling out flowering annual weeds, such as chickweed, before they set seeds in spring will save hours of work next season.
The bulbs can also be planted in autumn. Their flowers will sprout from the ground at the right time, in spring. In this way you will be delighted with their splash of color. Getting the harbingers of spring right is essential for them to thrive and flourish. Most of them like cool, moist soil in spring. In summer, during their dormant period, the soil may be dry and porous. The bulbs should be planted in the ground at a depth of two or three times their height. You need to make the hole large and deep enough. Then place the bulbs in the ground with their tips facing upwards, cover them with the soil from the planter and push down.
The beginning of spring is the period when we have many flowers in the garden that come from the bulbs planted in autumn.
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