Winterization of Your Garden This Fall
Fall is upon us and temperatures will only plummet with time. So, this is the right moment to prepare your garden for the unfriendly environmental conditions of the upcoming winter. There is a widespread perception that winterization of the garden only entails covering the plants and sprucing up the space. While these measures are important, many other things are also part of the winter preparation of your vegetation space. In this post, we are going to discuss all such measures that would toughen your garden to sustain the unforgiving Michigan winter conditions and promise a good spring bloom.
Make sense of the climate first
It is important to have a good idea what your local environment is all about during every season. This information becomes even more significant when you are going to prepare your garden for winters. Temperature variations, the average rainfall and snowfall, and other climate factors vary from region to region and also affect how you prepare your garden for winters.
Application of new mulch
The practice of applying mulch to the garden bed is mainly associated with summers. Mulch helps the soil in holding on to the much-needed moisture in the blazing heat of summers. However, the application of mulch is equally important during winters too. In winters, mulch helps in maintaining even temperature all across the area instead of acting as a moisture retainer.
Protection of bulbs
Soil tends to change its physical form during winter by cracking and shifting. This alteration can eventually expose the plant bulbs to the outside freezing temperatures. The frosting of plan bulb can set off the irreversible process of plant decay. For that matter, professional gardeners advise the protection of plant bulbs with the cover of evergreen boughs. Mulch and fallen leaves can also be used for this purpose.
Preparing perennial species for winters
Perennial plants are an aesthetic highlight of the most garden spaces. Therefore, they must always be given special care before winter starts. All the dry and dead stems of perennial plants should be cut off during winterization. This sprucing is not just necessary from the beautification standpoint, but it is also important to free the plants from disease-ridden spores and pest infestations. All these trimmed stems and leaves can be used in the preparation of compost.
Winterization of trees
Winterization is essential for young, budding trees in your garden since they are more vulnerable to chilly winter winds, insects and rodents. You can do this by wrapping their trunks with specially designed tree-guards.
Winterization of evergreens and shrubs
Constant exposure to the freezing air can dry evergreens and shrubs too. If your region experiences extreme winter conditions, then use burlap screen to protect them. Shades shelters can also be used for the protection of shrubs and evergreens species of your garden.
In case of regular or occasional snowfall, make sure you are knocking the blizzard aggregate from the branches and stems to prevent their breakage. In order to have your garden better protected and prepared for springs, get in touch with the experts of Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape for its winterization.
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