Landscaping is the key to making sure your plants stay alive in the winter. It’s in your best interest to take a proactive approach now rather than later, as the weather is actively getting colder. By following these landscaping tips, you’ll be sure to have plants that are alive and healthy by the time spring approaches. Continue reading!
Be Sure To Mulch
You’ll find that laying down mulch is the best when it goes up against harsh temperatures. This is because it goes mulch prevents the repeated thawing and freezing of soil that plants tend to heave. Ensure that you apply three to four inches of mulch when the ground begins to freeze and avoid laying mulch too close to the stems and trunks of the plants. Finely chopped leaves, straw, or shredded bark are fantastic mulches.
Dig Up Plants That Are Tender
It’s essential to keep in mind that, unfortunately, not every plant will survive during colder weather. If you have plants such as dahlias, elephant ears, and cannas, it’d be beneficial to dig them out and store them if you decide to reuse them the following year. Doing this will help keep your plants on track for staying healthy throughout the season change.
Continue Watering Your Plants
Typically, evergreens can go through much damage in the winter, significantly if they’re not watered enough. It’s also vital to note that if you don’t keep up with watering evergreen plants, their water store may become depleted, making them more vulnerable to death and winter burn. This usually happens when the ground begins to freeze, and the evergreen roots can no longer receive water.
Rake Fallen Leaves
Fallen leaves will usually form a dense mat that can stop sunlight from reaching the grass underneath. Although, when the fall season comes around, its rain showers can trigger the grass to grow. However, in this case, it can’t because leaves consume it. This then leaves the opportunity for snow mold to start developing in the grass.
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