Every garden has different needs depending on many factors. The seasons are something that every garden should be prepared for. In this blog, we’re letting you know how to prepare your garden for winter.
With the summer months coming to a close, it’s time to start preparing for those colder months. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your garden during the late summer! Take advantage of your fall garden during the autumn months, and you can still enjoy a lovely view of your winter garden when it gets cold.
It helps to look for low-maintenance garden ideas when planning your garden. These can often be easier to transition between the seasons.
Low-maintenance garden edging
Your garden border edging is an important part of planning for garden maintenance. You’ll need to ensure that the edging is high-quality and can withstand the changing seasons and cold weather.
Our lawn edging solution is made using recycled rubber. This means that not only is it highly robust, but it’s also environmentally friendly! You need to ensure that all edging is weather-resistant and safe. Our edging is both of these things and is incredibly versatile. It can be used in the garden, for driveways, sports centres and more.
How to prepare your garden for winter
You’re better off trying to remove the weeds from your garden before it gets too cold. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself not wanting to get it done. Removing weeds and dead flowers from the garden will help to reduce the number of pests in your garden.
After removing your garden weeds, you can put these in a compost pile! Adding to a compost heap will help when it’s time to plant new flowers next year.
Some people prefer to plant flowers and shrubs that last for longer periods of time. This removes the need for you to uproot any plants when the seasons change. You’ll find plenty of gardening tips online or in books.
One of the worst things you can do in winter is leave things outside that shouldn’t be there. You’ll want to ensure that all garden equipment, such as your lawn mower, is safely stored away and cannot be damaged by the winter weather. Then, it’ll be ready for use again next season!
Throughout the cooler months, you may also experience higher winds. When it gets more windy, debris can find its way into your garden. You should remove this as soon as you can to reduce the risk of damage to your garden soil and plants. Remove any dying plants, diseased plants and dead material from the garden.
Pay attention to your garden plants
Every plant has different needs, and it’s important that you consider these as the seasons change. Some plants require warmer temperatures to survive, which means winter can be tricky. In this case, you might want to consider bringing these plants inside and potting them in indoor pots.
You may find that you need to cover crops or root vegetables before winter hits. Alternatively, move them to a sheltered spot that will reduce damage if the ground freezes during the winter months. Some people like to add raised garden beds to their designs. Raised beds can be useful for some winter protection.
Read our blog on the best ideas for flower bed borders to match your garden style. Maybe you could plant some fruit trees ready for their growing season.
Cover garden furniture
Many garden furniture items will last longer if they are kept covered or stored away in the colder months. Rain and winter temperatures can lead to rusting. Most furniture sets will come with a cover, or you can purchase one for your set.
Maintain patios and driveways
During winter, you may find that your patio areas become more dirty. This can be due to mud, debris, rain or even snow and ice! You should try to remove dirt and other debris as it appears so that there’s less risk of discolouring the area. You’ll likely need to continue to carry out general maintenance outdoors, such as removing fallen leaves and monitoring the soil surface.
Prep your tools
Most of your gardening tools will likely be stored away in winter, so now’s the time to get them ready for the next spring planting. You might need to sharpen tools or add more protection to handles and other areas.
There are so many benefits of gardening. Not only does it help to protect wildlife, but it can also help to improve your mental well-being. Don’t forget to fill up the bird feeders for the wildlife!
Organising your garden space
Sometimes, it can be tricky to know how to organise your garden. Most of the time, you’ll find that the garden follows a natural design, similar to the houses around yours.
Garden edging is a great way to organise your garden. It can be used to separate flowerbeds from grass areas and even around stunning features in your garden, such as ornaments and water!
You can now also use FlexiCorner to add 90-degree corners to your garden edging design. FlexiBorder is so versatile and can be used around curved areas too. Read our blog on FlexiCorner to find out more.
We hope this blog has been useful regarding how to prepare your garden for winter. Soon enough, it’ll be spring and gardening season again. Let’s hope we get some winter sun! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.