Prepping Your Garden For Winter
Your garden is the showcase of your lawn, as winter approaches, it is time to put it to bed. These fall garden maintenance tips will help you ensure a vibrant and healthy garden in the spring.
Your trees and plants are naturally resistant to certain bacteria and microorganisms. However, certain environments enable your plants to get and spread disease. Learn about the habitat conditions and warning signs to look out for to protect your garden.
Pruning for plant, tree, and shrubs are one of the most vital ways to boost growth, enhance their shape, and improve the quality of their fruit, leaves, and flowers. Knowing when to prune is often overlooked, but proves extremely valuable. This article covers benefits of pruning your plants, and tips on how to properly perform the trimming.
As the weather cools, many homeowners already have a system in place to help prepare their home’s exterior for the looming winter season. Making sure outdoor furniture is stored away and bushes and young trees are wrapped in burlap are just a few common tasks many homeowners automatically check off. However, many are unaware that their exterior wood surfaces, like decks or fences, also require special protection from winter’s elements.
You should arrange at least some part of your limited “man-made landscape” to provide an area where you can rest and think, a peaceful observation point. I prefer a natural “planted” space instead of the old-fashioned gazebo garden-house structure. Though we all want some gay flowers and brilliant sunshine, we also need the seclusion of a quiet area, a cool reflective private spot.
Crop rotation means never growing the same thing nor its relatives in the same place two seasons in a row, as this can lead to pest and disease build up in the soil. By rotating crops, the pest or disease is deprived of its favourite host and serious infestations are avoided. As well different vegies have different nutrient requirements. Where possible green manure is sown after harvesting the tender vegies (autumn) and dug in winter to replenish nutrients and condition the soil. Sheep manure and compost are added when required.