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How To Keep Your Garden Looking Beautiful Throughout Winter

Winter can be a very trying season for your garden. Many people abandon their gardens during winter as they may assume that their plants are dormant. But to assume this would be a mistake.

All your hard work that you have put in during the previous months can quickly go down the drain if you are not vigilant. It is important that you give your garden a little extra TLC during the winter months, and as experts in garden maintenance on the North Shore, we’ll use this blog to provide you with some helpful tips!

Aerate Your Soil

During the winter months, it is very common for your soil to become compact, making it difficult for plants to thrive. Therefore, you must check your soil and make an effort to aerate any soil that you feel is very compact. Aerate soil using a spade or other gardening tools.

Pay Special Attention To Your Lawn

Your lawn often suffers the most during winter and it can be very difficult to bring it back to its original health when spring rolls around, so it is better to maintain it during the colder months. Give it the attention it deserves by giving it enough water and aerate your lawn’s soil too.

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Try Mulching

Buying a high-quality mulch will protect your soil during winter and prevent any unwanted weeds from popping up. Mulching is an easy and affordable garden maintenance task that yields wonderful results!

Plant Winter Vegetables

If you have a vegetable patch in your garden, now is the time to start planting winter vegetables, so that they will be ready when spring comes around. Some popular winter vegetables include:

  • English spinach
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Broad beans
  • Onions
  • Broccoli
  • Turnips

Make sure that your vegetable patch still gets enough winter sun for the seeds to germinate.

Call In The Professionals

Winter may be the best time to invest in professional garden maintenance services, even if it is just on a temporary basis. This way you ensure that your garden is taken care of, and your plants will make it through till springtime.

Are you batting with your garden maintenance on the North Shore this winter? Here at Hort Culture, we can assist and ensure that your garden thrives through every season! Get in touch with our garden professionals at 0434 863 822.