7 Steps to Winterize Your Garden

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7 Steps to Winterize Your Garden

Winter is on its way, meaning that your lawn and garden need all the protection they can get to survive the colder months. Thankfully, we’re here to provide you the excellent tips you’ll need to keep your lawn and garden looking great once the winter weather passes. With this being said, here’s a look at seven tips for winterizing your garden and lawn.

  1. Understand Your Time Zone: Knowing how cold temperatures can get in your area is your first step towards protecting your lawn and garden. Check you local weather & time zone websites for the information you need to set up a plan and provide your yard with the protection it needs to survive the winter.
  2. Spread Mulch: Spreading mulch is very important for saving young perennials throughout the colder months. The best time to add mulch is when the ground begins to freeze. That way, the ground can remain frozen or at a constantly cool temperature instead of constantly freezing and thawing, which stresses roots.
  3. Creating Wind Breaks: Creating wind breaks will help prevent plants and shrubs from getting frostbite. Set up a “V” formation with stakes around the plants/shrubs, with the bottom of the “V” facing the wind. Then hang landscape fabric or burlap around the “V” formation.
  4. Stop Water Features: The last thing a lawn or garden needs during the winter is more water freezing on the property. To prevent this, you may need to contact a garden care expert to make sure that no water is circulating in the colder months.
  5. Clean Up: Cut, trim, remove weeds, and clean up stalks or other plant debris that may harbor disease/pests. Not only it will keep your lawn or garden looking great, but it’ll allow you to install new plants for the coming spring.
  6. If They Can’t Handle The Cold, Move Them: If you have plants that wouldn’t stand a chance in the winter months, you may have to uproot them or move them elsewhere. If you can’t move or uproot the plants, make sure to add an extra layer of mulch to keep them safe from the harsh winter weather, or find out whether they can be covered with straw and fabric for the winter to protect them.
  7. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate: Since fall can bring a significant lack of rain in some climates, it’s important to water your lawn or garden more to compensate for dry weather. Although the sun is present and the air is colder, plants will still need water for survival.

A little work in the fall means less worry during the winter – and fewer problems in the spring – so you can keep their property looking great for years and seasons to come.

We love offering tips and suggestions to better accommodate your every day and every season lawn and garden needs! Contact us today for a quotes on any of our lawn and garden services!

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About the Author:

Tim Bourke is one our co-founders and is our Chief Operations Manager. He is amazing leader and mentor to our employees. His technical and people skills make him an awesome "ninja" for all thing BUR-HAN Garden and Lawn Care. These articles are written by Tim or by the BH Team member or writer.