10 Tips to do garden in winter
Below you will see a few tips to do garden in winter season
It’s cold outside but it does not mean that there’s nothing to do in the garden. Let’s us show you a few projects that you can do it by yourself at your home.
1. Frost Strategies: Most of parts for every country, winter is synonymous with a very cold nights and frost. Frost is also a natural way of getting rid of unwanted insects on your pants which it ensures that all your plant leaves fall off and with them the eggs of insects that we do not want to multiply.
2. Drop every counts: You have to adjust your irrigation system especially if you live in a winter rainfall region with the rainy season in full swing that there is no need to run your irrigation system automatically. You just switch on during dry spell or water the garden by hand. In summer rainfall area which it not necessary to water as often even though the winter months are drier because plants are now dormant. But remeber to the regularly water those plants that originate in winter rainfall areas.
3.Make new plans: If you have a fewer gardening chores which you must take a careful look at the layout of your garden and decide where you want to make changes. You can create a new bed, lay a path, plant winter flowers or even build a water feature. A fairy primulas in pots or construct a rockery garden.
Below you will see advice on frost season
- Protect sensitive plants with frost cover when the cold sets in and keep them on until spring. Some gardeners believe that plants should be left uncovered during the day and able to get covered when heavy frost is forecast. For a very cold temperature that also stimulate the growth of bulbs which they shold not be protected against the cold unit the first signs of growth are visible with more sensitive pot plants to a sheltered spot. (Take a note that you must water them)
- Apply a thick mulch around your plants by doing these can helps protect against ordinary frost but not againg black frost.
- If you plant such as agapanthus and cannas die back after frost then leave them as is and do not cut off the death plant until spring. The dead leaves protect the plant from further damage which mostly look like they are dead will reward you with new leaves come out in next spring.
- Water lawns which you should water you plant in the morning before sun rises these can help prevent frost from scorching the grass.
- The best protection plant for plants is other plant so grow frost sensitive plants under trees which will protect them against the worst cold. Perennial plants that usually more resistant to frost than annuals. The good plant guides will provide an indication of a plants’s frost resistance.
4. Rest time for roses: If you want to plant roses in winter season you must know that roses always need attention even in winter but give your roses a rest by give them less water and do not spray them and if you want to transplant roses now it is a time. Decide where you would like to plant new roses and design your rose garden for spring.
5.Winter Colour: There are many winter flowering that you can plants which you can try a few of these favourite to add a bit of colour to your winter garden.
- Fairy primula
6. Camellia: The rose of winter which you can select camellia while they are in full bloom. Camellia also called winter roses because they provide lovely colour during the cold winter months. There are many different colours and flower forms from which to choose plant them in semi shade or under deciduous trees. They also grow well in pots which provide months of colour on your patio.
7. Service your lawn mower: It’s a good time for you to sort out your lawn mower which you will be using it less now because your lawn grows much slower in winter and goes into dormancy.
8. Making a scarecrow: With starkness of winter reveals many bare spots in the garden because so many trees lose their leaves. A scarecrow is just the ticket for these areas. A scarecrow is the perfect solution for a problem area in your garden. They are made from recycled material require no water and need little attention. Just the occasional straightening. Below you will see on how to do it.
- Make a cross formation with two poles or reeds and secure with twine or cable ties.
- Wrap bubble wrap around the poles to give the scarecrow a bit of body secure with twine.
- Place ready made head on top of the upright pole and secure the neck to this pole with twine. Add scarf or tie to hide the twine
- Now clothe your scarecrow. If it has trousers or a skirt on thread a rope through this so it work like braces. You can attach the rope to the horizontal pole. Stuff stockings for the legs and secure them to the horizontal pole. Add a pair of shoes with a hat and string of beads to complete your scarecrow. And if it starts to look bedraggled just put on some new clothes.
8. Read a gardening book: The chilly winter months are the perfect time to curl up in a warm spot with an inspring gardening book.
10. Look sharp: it’s pruning time with sharp secateurs are essential for making pruning easier in face blunt secateurs will damage your plants. Sterilise your purning tools by rinsing or wiping with a disinfectant.