The weather is getting colder, and that means that plants and your landscaping is starting to die. How can you ease the transition from fall to winter and winter to spring? Consider these few tips that will get your landscaping prepared and ready for winter.
Give Your Plants Nutrients
Your plants need vital nutrients to stay happy and healthy, and your soil needs the same. If you have a compost pile, you’re a step ahead of the game. If you’ve been keeping up with your composting, you can use what is ready to fertilize. This is extremely helpful to make sure that the soil is ready for spring. Check the next tip to avoid erosion! Once this is out of the way, you can add more to get your next piece of the composting puzzle ready. This will be insulated against the cold.
Ease the Transition from Fall to Winter
Just as you start to put on thick sweaters and wool socks as the fall changes into winter, you must think about your plants! Many landscaping items are delicate and need help with the bitter frost and cold. One way to do this is by covering the beds in mulch. Mulch is great for keeping in and regulating heat, and it is great for erosion that comes with the spring. Mulching your beds gets you one step ahead of the game for the spring, and it leaves you with nutrient rich soil and happy plants. However, if you have plants that need taken inside, make sure to do so! Not all plants can survive the winter cold.
Out with the Old
Weeding may seem like a spring and summer activity, but really it is a fall activity as well. Before you decide to close up shop on your garden or landscaping, it’s important to get as many weeds and dead plants and flowers out of your beds as possible. Toss all of these in the trash, as they will cause problems on any natural space of land you place them on. As for dead plants, dispose of these immediately. Dead plants can harbor insect eggs and disease which will affect all of your other plants. Don’t take the chance, just toss it. All of this preparation should help your landscaping be ready for winter.
If You Need Help with Landscaping, Call Outdoor Innovations!
If you’re having trouble figuring out what to do before winter, give Outdoor Innovations a call! We will guide you on how to best take care of your landscaping, and make sure that you’re ready for fall to winter and winter to spring. Contact us today for more information and advice.