Beginners Guide To Winter Protection For Plants

During the winter, it’s likely that you won’t be spending tonnes of time in your garden. Also, your garden won’t need much tending to because of the colder weather and lack of things being able to grow. However, now might be a good time to begin thinking about straightening up your garden before winter hits so that come springtime, you don’t have as much work on your hands. It’s understandable that especially at this time of year you don’t want to be spending too much money, so take a look at these ideas on how to take care of your garden before winter hits.

Protect your wood

The cold weather can quickly effect and damage wooden furnishings and decking because of water getting into crevices, freezing, and splitting the wood. Water also makes wood rot by softening it, and this can be a real shame if you’ve spent a lot of time and money on your garden. Rather than sitting back and letting it happen, consider buying some wood protection varnish so that you’ve got less chance of having to replace it next year. This will help water run off your wooden areas rather than sit on it, and leave your furniture and decking as good as new ready for next year. For wooden furniture, it might also be a good idea to cover it during the winter with some tarpaulin to protect it further.

Repair rather than replace

As Christmas draws closer it’s understandable that you don’t want to be forking out to replace any damaged part of your garden. Through use and weather conditions, paving and concrete can wear away and even break. You’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to replace your paving at all, as you can buy concrete repair products that will not only bring them up as good as new, but also protect them from breaking again! The same goes for other parts of your garden such as your shed. If it’s looking a little worn down, repair it’s structure rather than replacing it and you’ll save tonnes of money!

Prevention is key

Weeds are a real pain, and during the winter it’s likely that you won’t want to spend time in your garden pulling them out. A great way around this dilemma is by preventing weeds from being able to grow, and you can buy weed killer from pretty much any home store and supermarket these days. A quick spray treatment will leave your garden looking as good as it usually does.

Do a final tidy up

Finally, as mentioned quite a few times today, you won’t want to spend much time in your garden during the winter. That’s why, to prevent having to you should do a final tidy up of your garden. This includes and final trim of grass, shrubbery and trees, picking out dead plants, ensuring dead leaves aren’t littering your garden, and even refilling your bird feeder to ensure that the birds don’t go hungry this winter. Doing this means you can sit back and enjoy the festivities without having to worry about your garden!