5 Essential Steps for Planning a Winter Garden

Planning a winter garden without spending a fortune or working till exhaustion is a tough call. You need adequate gardening knowledge and tools to keep your garden alive and colourful during the frigid weather. Read More

Leaving the garden uncared for, thinking this is not the blooming weather, is a disservice to your beautiful landscape. That’s why we have listed 5 important steps to breathe some life into your garden and home. 

Whether you plan to stop gardening during cold months or need some hacks to protect your garden ornaments, here’s what you should know:

Prefer Container Plants 

Sure, planting in cold soil won’t bring much change and life to your garden, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on this beautiful hobby for a whole season. Getting textured and durable plant containers will be an excellent investment for your garden and landscape. 

Once you decide to go for container plants, get winter-proof garden bedding to grow mini plants. Soil options like universal pansy are known to survive chilling months without impacting your plants’ growth. 

Add A Layer of Mulch  

After you’re done installing and arranging the containers, the next step is to cover the garden soil with a thick layer of mulch. Leaving the ground to bear snowfall, frost, and expansive shrubs will impact its quality in the long run. Getting good-quality mulch and covering garden beds will make your spring gardening haul easier and more fruitful. 

Provide Support to Young Plants 

Budding plants need support and care to survive through cold months. If you leave young plants without any support, their stems can break, bend, or even uproot from the ground. Sun scalding happens when water freezes inside plant stems due to cold temperatures, and there isn’t sufficient sunlight to initiate a reaction. 

Sun scalding leaves plant stems broken, and no amount of water/heat can revive their original form. Therefore, digging some supportive wood planks, pillars, and garden sleepers should also be a part of your plan for the winters. 

Plant Colour & Fragrance 

Fragrant shrubs, cherries, and floral plants breathe life into a winter garden without requiring much upkeep and effort. Honeysuckle, hawthorn, winter berries, polyanthus, and Diane are excellent options for a winter garden. 

Besides relaying fragrance and providing food for birds, these winter plants are equally great for adding character to your garden, eventually uplifting its aesthetic value. 

Protect Garden Ornaments 

Garden ornaments like birdbaths, statues, and vases also require some protection during icy months. If your garden ornaments are movable, transfer them to the basement or your garage to prevent cracks and dents. For fixed garden ornaments, you can try plastic covers and wraps that stop moisture from invading ceramic layers and keep your garden fixtures intact. 

Summing It Up!

Planning a winter garden requires some initial planning, but once you get into it, you’ll indeed love this transition. Winter gardening is all about finding resilient plants and bedding that don’t let the frost layer in; take your time with this phase and keep your garden alive come fall!