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Garden Maintenance Over Winter

There is always gardening maintenance to be done over winter.

While winter may bring cold temperatures and frosty landscapes, it doesn't mean your garden has to suffer. In fact, proper maintenance during the winter months is crucial for the health and vitality of your plants.

By having the following completed you can ensure that your garden stays in great shape and emerges strong and vibrant when spring arrives.

Turn over garden soil:

Winter is an excellent time to turn over your garden soil.

Turning over the soil helps to expose weed roots and disrupt their growth. By flipping the soil, you bury the weeds deeper, making it more difficult for them to resurface and compete with your desired plants.

Over time, soil can become compacted & restrict root growth, reduce water drainage and air circulation. By turning over the garden beds, you loosen the soil, allowing roots to penetrate more easily, water to infiltrate, and oxygen to reach the root zone. This improves overall soil structure and promotes healthier plant growth

Enrich the soil:

Organic matter, such as compost, lime & gypsum, can be incorporated into the soil during cultivation. This addition enriches the soil with essential nutrients, improves its fertility, and enhances the overall health of plants.

Mixing organic matter into the soil also helps improve its water-holding capacity and nutrient retention, improve yield and improve the pH balance by neutralising acidic soil.

Lime restores balance in overly acidic soil to brings pH back to optimal growing levels. For regular customer Whole Yards can add lime at no extra cost to your soil - enquire today!

Protect your plants:

Use mulch to protect the soil from erosion and temperature fluctuations. Mulch also helps to suppress weed growth, keeping your garden beds tidy.

Over time, sugar cane mulch breaks down and decomposes, it contributes valuable nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, to the soil. This organic matter improves soil structure, enhances nutrient availability, and promotes beneficial microbial activity, ultimately leading to healthier plants.

Winter garden maintenance is essential for the long-term health and success of your garden. By turing over the soil, adding organic matter and adding protecting your plants with sugar cane mulch, you can ensure that your garden emerges from this winter season strong and ready to flourish in spring.

Take advantage of this quieter gardening period to have these maintenance tasks completed, and you'll be rewarded with a thriving and beautiful garden throughout the year.

Contact us today to improve your garden!

No need to cancel our visit if lawns & hedges are growing slowly over winter, we can improve your soil & protect your plants!

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