Do you remember, just before fall, or autumn, when your garden was in the best condition it has ever been in? Unfortunately, the harsh winter months have taken their toll on your once immaculate plants and grass, leaving behind a path of destruction. Whether it has come as a result of frost or snow, you may find that your garden is looking like something from a horror story. Don’t be disheartened, this is something that can be easily fixed.
The biggest issue many gardens are fast with is waterlogging as a result of snow melting. This rids the soil of the bacteria needed to help your garden stay alive, resulting in flower beds losing nutrients and the lawn thinning out. This also creates the ideal growing condition for moss and other weeds, so to prevent this, you need to get your soil into a condition that is more suited for grass and less suited for other weeds to grow.
This can be done by aerating the soil to help it drain the water and help plants establish their roots. Next, you’ll want to add lawn dressing to the soil to assist with drainage as well as smoothing out the grass patches. Once temperatures have begun to increase, you can plant grass seeds to help the grass grow back quicker and thicker than before.
A useful tip is to add mulch t the ground before winter, as it will act as a barrier between the soil and snow, keeping in the warmth as well as nutrients.
Protecting Greenhouse Plants
For gardeners using a greenhouse, you’ll know that it’s a breeding ground for pests. To prevent this from happening, you need to ensure that there are no food sources in the greenhouse garden to promote the growth and spread of pests. You also need to remember that the predators that would help to control the presence of pests would have been depleted throughout the winter.
You can also use sticky traps, natural pesticides or soapy water to protect your garden and plants from pests. A good rule of thumb to follow is to consider what were to happen if an animal or small child were to come across the pest deterrent. If it would cause harm, you may want to rethink it.
You also need to note that although outside temperatures may be rising, the soil may still be cold. This is because frost and snow can penetrate quite deeply, and as a result, the soil will take longer to warm up in the springtime.
At the end of the day, the winter months should not be a death sentence for your garden. If you’re prepared you can spend the time enjoying Black Lotus free spins until the weather warms up. All you need to do is understand the changes that will take place and ensure that you are prepared to reverse them as soon as the weather allows you to.