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How To Look After Your Garden In Winter

How To Look After Your Garden In Winter


Winter may be upon us, but this doesn’t mean that your garden should be neglected during these cold months. Take advantage of the winter months by caring for your garden and your plants. In this blog we share tips on ways you can look after your garden in the winter and ensure your garden is prepped for the upcoming spring season.  

 

Look after your Lawn 

Winter is a good time to look after your lawn. You should be thinking about tidying and repairing any edges. Try keeping your lawn length at mid length during the winter because if its too short then your lawn won’t survive these cold months, and if it’s too long the frosty weather will make it weaker. If you decide to mow your lawn, then only mow it 2 – 3 inches, no more than that. You should also think about removing any moss, using a rake to avoid any drainage issues.    

Perhaps, you have opted for artificial grass, which unlike natural lawn is low maintenance. However, your artificial grass does need some looking after. Read our handy guide on ‘How to care for your artificial grass in winter’ for our recommendations to keep your artificial grass nice and plump during the winter.

 

Enhance your Soil 

Enrich your soil with our finest topsoil and ensure it has the right amount of nutrients to survive these harsh winter months.

Use our carefully manufactured, high quality soil, consisting of sandy loam and organic matter, which is fully compliant with British Standard 3882:2015 'Multipurpose Grade'. Simply spread over existing soil to improve overall soil depth and quality.

For best practice on how to enrich your soil read our ‘How to use topsoil for winter’ blog.

 

Consider Weed 

Think about weed during the winter months too! If you don’t, it can become a problem. Remove all weed where possible.

Read our article for top tips for a weed free garden.

 

Fencing

You should think about your fencing during the winter and whether it is strong enough to withstand the severe winter weather. Consider the following factors when assessing if your fencing is fit for winter:

  • Installation – a good fence is only as good as its installation – ensure accurate and secure installation for a long-lasting fence
  • Use high-quality fence posts and set your fence posts 2ft (600mm) deep in the ground
  • Use galvanised fixings – e.g. nails to avoid rusting
  • Select the best fencing for your surroundings

For further advice on how to look out for your garden fencing with the winter weather, why not read our How does rain affect your fencing? blog.

 

Prepare for Spring 

It may be too cold to go out and do some gardening during this cold season, but you can always plan ahead for springtime. Think about any new landscaping projects you may have in mind and you’d like to complete in spring and summer.

You could also research and look out for any new garden trends that you might want to implement in your garden for spring.  

 

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