Most days during the winter bring rain. However, we do get the odd dry sunny day and it’s important to make the most of any dry days that we are blessed with. When you can get out in the Garden without getting soaking wet and freezing cold there are still jobs to be getting on with. In this weeks blog we take a look on how you can ensure your Garden Design doesn’t get out of control, this will save you a lot of work come spring.
Pruning and cutting back is still very important during the winter. If you mange to keep on top of this whenever possible, you will definitely be thankful when Spring comes round and you have less jobs to get on with.
If the leaves are still falling then be sure to rake them whenever possible, this ensures your nice green lawn is still getting any sunlight that’s on offer.
If you’re continuing to grow in your green house during the winter, then it’s good to ensure your heater is working properly and is not set too high.
If you have any furniture in your garden then be sure to either cover it for the winter or treat it appropriately so the winter weather does not damage or ruin it.
Protect your taps and pots from frost. Try wrapping insulation around them, bubble wrap is perfect for this.
The winter is also a good time to continue digging over your garden ready for the new year. By forking over your garden you will reveal any pests and you can be sure the birds visiting your garden will be very thankful for this!
Be sure to check any winter protection structures are solid and stay that way. The wind and rain can have a huge effect on them so it’s important to keep a close eye on them. Also ensure any tree ties are secure to help protect your tress from snapping or breaking when they faces the strong winds.
There are still plenty of tasks to keep you busy during the winter and it will definitely make your life a lot easier when the spring arrives.
If the rain is coming down and wind is blowing there is still plenty to be getting on with without having to brave the weather. Head to our recent blog on gardening jobs you can get on with without getting wet.