Winterizing Your Garden: A Quick Guide

As winter approaches, it's time to prepare your garden for the cold season. Here's a concise guide to help you get your garden ready:

  1. Clean and Tidy: Remove debris, dead leaves, and spent flowers to prevent pests and diseases.
  2. Mulch: Apply a layer of mulch to insulate and protect your soil.
  3. Protect Sensitive Plants: Wrap delicate plants in burlap or move them indoors.
  4. Prune: Trim back trees and shrubs to maintain shape and health.
  5. Garden Tool Care: Clean and store your gardening tools properly.
  6. Plant Winter Vegetables: Consider planting cold-hardy veggies like kale and garlic.
  7. Feed the Birds: Set up bird feeders and provide fresh water.
  8. Lawn Care: Gradually reduce lawn mowing height and aerate the soil.
  9. Store Furniture: Protect garden furniture and decor from winter weather.
  10. Plan for Spring: Use the time to plan future garden projects and upgrades.

With these steps, your garden will be ready to weather the winter, and you'll be well-prepared for a thriving spring garden.