Preparing The Garden For Winter

 


Article by: Gwen Stewart

Are you like me? Sad to see the summer , Should You Hire a Landscape Designer? end but at the same time relieved that there is one less task to tend to. Weeding, watering, pruning, , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them and more weeding is over for this year and with a few more chores the outdoor gardening , Flower Meanings year draws to a close. Most of what needs to be completed is a matter of cleaning up and covering up. Practical steps to preparing your outdoor garden , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit for winter , Outdoor Sports Lighting involve:

1. Protecting plants. , Finding the Best Pond Pumps There are different opinions concerning whether to cut down or leave plants , Pond Construction standing through the winter. , Reasons to Garden Organically Here on the prairies most people leave their perennials , The Cottage Garden standing for a variety of reasons. In particular, trapping the snow , Mole Myths: How Can I Get Rid of the Moles Destroying My Yard? cover is important for protection of plants , Flower Meanings and retaining moisture. , Plants, Birds, Love and Deer Hate Snow , Organic Gardening cover acts the same as good mulch by insulating the soil. , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate Many perennial , Lawn Maintenance stems and seed , The Flower Drying Game - Part 2: Sand or Glycerin? heads are also very attractive for winter , Garden for Birds #4 interest and provide food , How to Grow Apples for the birds. , Transplanting Trees After the ground freezes, mulch perennials , 10 Excellent Tips on Successfully Planting Your Trees and or Shrubs and shrub , Pond Construction beds with pine needles, compost, , How to Grow Apples peat moss, or chopped leaves. This protects the soil , Concrete Mold Buying Tips and plant , The Advantages of Silk Flowers roots and moderates the effects of extreme temperature , A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space changes during winter , How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI periods of freezes and thaws.

2. Cleaning-up the garden. , Transplanting Trees Harvest warm-season crops such as tomatoes , Lawn Maintenance even though they are still green. , Cyclamen Lie out on windowsills; or layer in boxes with newspapers between the layers of tomatoes. , Flower Meanings They will slowly ripen or you can use green , Reasons to Garden Organically tomatoes for fried green , Concrete Mold Buying Tips tomatoes or various green , Landscaping 101 tomato recipes. Pull out any remaining crops or spent annuals; clean up remaining debris and weeds , Growing and Harvesting Dill to decrease the possibility of disease , How to Grow Apples problems in the spring. , A Waste of Packaged Gold

3. Evaluating your garden , Outdoor Sports Lighting design. Before you start winterizing your garden, , Should You Hire a Landscape Designer? take a few minutes to review what worked and what didn't and make note of any areas that you would like to change , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit in the spring. , Organic Gardening

4. Prepare the soil , Lawn Maintenance for early spring , Outdoor Sports Lighting seeding. Turn over the garden , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings soil late in the season , Reasons to Garden Organically while amending with organic , How to Grow Apples matter such as leaves, compost, , Finding the Best Pond Pumps or well-rotted manure. In the spring, , 10 Excellent Tips on Successfully Planting Your Trees and or Shrubs a light , Lawn Maintenance raking is all that is needed.

5. Caring for trees , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings and lawns. , How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI Protect the tender bark of young trees , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! from rabbits and gnawing critters by wrapping stems or trunks with chicken wire or commercial tree-guard products. , Pond Construction To prevent rodents from nesting near buildings , Garden Benches - What They Are and trees, , Landscaping 101 trim tall grass, , How to Grow Apples and remove weeds. , Fish Fertilizers Deeply water trees , Garden for Birds #4 and shrubs , Fish Fertilizers so that they go into winter , Chain Link Fences well hydrated. Don't prune shrubs , Gardening With Climbing Roses and trees , Pond Construction as it may stimulate new growth just before the harsh weather. , Basic Lawn Care - Mowing, Scarifiers, Aeration, and Watering Tips Cut lawns , Chain Link Fences and fertilise if you wish with a low nitrogen 'winter' blend. Use grass , Lawn Maintenance clippings for mulch or compost. , How To Start Your Garden From Seeds The Right Way Never send them to the landfill, as they are excellent fertiliser left on the lawn , The Cottage Garden (if they are not too long) and/or make terrific compost/mulch dug straight into the garden , How To Start Your From Seeds The Right Way or used for pathways. Once rotted on garden , The Cottage pathways, dig into the garden , A Teak Bench: The Perfect Complement To Any Outdoor Space and replace with new grass , Gardening With Climbing Roses clippings.

6. Planting before winter. , A Waste of Packaged Gold Now is the time to plant , Concrete Mold Buying Tips bulbs. Garden , Organic ing centres carry many varieties suitable for the prairies. Remember: buy good quality as cheap is not better - the larger the bulb , Soil is the Foundation of Every Garden - the larger the bloom. Look for plumpness, firmness, clean skin, and surface. Directions for planting are included with the package.

7. Composting. Compost , Flower Meanings dead plant , Outdoor Sports Lighting debris including leaves. Leaves are a valuable natural , Should You Hire a Landscape Designer? resource. Rather than a nuisance, they are the best soil , Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn amendment as well as terrific mulches. Leaves take very little effort to recycle into a wonderful soil , Gardening With Climbing Roses conditioner - leaf mould - for the yard , How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI and garden. , Outdoor Sports Lighting You can make leaf mould by the same process nature , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate does. Pile up moist leaves and wait for them to decompose or shred the leaves into smaller pieces before piling them up. If you wish, you can enclose the pile with chicken wire, snow , Growing and Harvesting Dill fencing, or something similar. In the spring, , Managing the Hobby Greenhouse I rake up dry leaves and dig them straight into the vegetable garden. , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest!

8. Cleaning your tools. , Outdoor Sports Lighting Clean the soil , Should You Hire a Landscape Designer? from all your gardening , Fish Fertilizers tools, oil any wooden , Cyclamen handles and moving parts, sharpen any blades, and then store them in a dry place , Buying Teak Wood Furniture Responsibly for the winter. , The Heralded Teak Furniture Manufacturer: Kingsley-Bate

9. Water Gardening. , Cyclamen Bring in pumps, , How To Start Your Garden From Seeds The Right Way drain, clean, refill (if necessary) and store tender water plants , Concrete Mold Buying Tips prior to freezing.

10. Bringing in your indoor plants. , The Value of Mulch Before bringing in any houseplants , Garden Swing for Heart and Soul that have spent the summer , Organic Gardening outdoors, examine them for critters, wash them, and spray with soapy water , Soil is the Foundation of Every Garden or insecticidal soap. Use sterilised potting soil , Gardening With Climbing Roses purchased from garden , The Flower Drying Game - Part 2: Sand or Glycerin? centres or shopping malls if re-potting your plants. , Chain Link Fences Don't use garden , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease soil as it may harbour insects, weed , How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI seeds, disease, , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them and fungi.
Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden , Summer ing is All Weeding and Watering! consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them Of Peace - Gardening , Tea’s Important Role in Reducing Disease For The Soil, , Summer Gardening is All Weeding and Watering! Gardening , Pond Construction For The Soul. She owns the website Gwen's Healing Garden , ing With Climbing Roses where you will find lots of free information , Basic Lawn Care - Mowing, Scarifiers, Aeration, and Watering Tips about gardening , Viburnum in the Garden for the soil , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 3) Root Formation in Cuttings and gardening , Chain Link Fences for the soul. To find out more about the book and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

Gwen Nyhus Stewart © 2004 - 2005. All rights reserved.

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