With heavy rains, frost and cold temperatures, your garden really takes a hit during the Winter months.
Leaf drop from deciduous trees creates a mess throughout gardens and in gutters. Once this has stopped and the garden has been cleared, we are ready to start our Winter garden maintenance.
These are our top Garden Maintenance tips:
1. Winter Prune. This includes all perennial plants in the garden. Grasses are cut back by roughly two thirds and Hydrangeas should be pruned in June to give the shrub as much time as possible to recover. This will assist in promoting a thicker growth next season.
2. Finish Leaf Drop: This may feel never ending, especially if your garden is under large deciduous trees, but picking up fallen leaves is important to keep drains and gutters clear, and to prevent mould growing in your garden beds below.
3. Roses: July is the perfect month to cut back roses. This requires the removal of any dead branches and in turn encourages the plant to grow new, healthy, thicker blooms next season. Cutting off decaying branches is also a good way to rid of any potential pests and diseases.
4. Fertilise, Satur-aid and Mulch all Garden Beds: It’s important to do this now as materials can work their way through the soil under the protection of the mulch, all the way down to root level. These substances are then ready to be picked up by plants once Spring begins and the garden wakes up.
The cool and wet weather of Winter can take a toll on your garden, so it’s important to give it some extra love. If it’s a little cold for you outside, that’s where we come in!
Our expert garden maintenance division works all Winter long, so you don’t have to.
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