Winter is a hard time already as it is, but it can be very jarring for the plant lover. Strong winds and rain make up some of the devastating weather conditions for plants. If you take care of your plants, you will see your plants survive the winter and, in time, see them bloom in the spring.
In Australia, gardening and landscaping are some of the last things people think about during the winter. However, this is where some plant owners go wrong. Plant owners should spend time and effort during the winter on their plants. If you don’t know how to take care of plants during the winter, don’t worry. Below are some tips on how you can take care of your plants during the winter.
Fertilising your soil
Yes, taking care of your plants is a given. But have you thought about the soil where they’re planted? Fertilising your garden bed allows your plants to get all the nutrients they need to get through the winter. Any kind of fertiliser will do, be it natural or artificial.
After fertilising, mulching comes next. Adding mulch to your garden bed adds extra elemental protection, which in this case is the cold. Animal manure and compost work best, but you can also use wood chips and leaves.
Pruning is removing parts of plants that don’t contribute to the actual plant’s growth. With pruning, your garden still looks very presentable, even in the harsh conditions of winter.
Plant new plants in the winter
Some plant caretakers would instead make up for the lost time in the winter during the summer, but this should not be the case at all. While it’s true that an incredible sight will be waiting for you when spring arrives, some plants can survive the harsh conditions of winter. One such example is evergreens, which adds a visual aesthetic to your garden regardless of the season.
Everyone knows that winter is a pretty harsh season. No exception is that plants, where left uncared for during the season, might experience ruin. Bearing this in mind, it’s important to conduct clean-up sessions for your garden during the winter. Strong winds might bring unwanted debris to your gardens, such as small twigs and leaves. This way, your garden would still look presentable in the winter.
Get rid of dying plants
The sad fact is that plants can die during the winter. When plants die, it attracts bugs and other unwanted foreign elements to your garden. You should immediately remove the dead plants to prevent bugs from eating away in your precious garden.
In conclusion, plant care should not only be done during the spring or the summer but should also be done during the winter. Plants need all the care they can get in harsh weather conditions, and it’s up to you, the gardener, to do it. Yes, it can be challenging but think of the sweet sight that will greet you once spring arrives.
Winter in Australia can be pretty harsh, and sometimes garden owners don’t have the time to take care of their plants during the winter, opting to take care of them in the spring or summer instead. However, Northside Tree and Garden Service offer some of the best gardening and landscaping services in Sydney. If you can’t do it, we’ll do it for you. Contact us now and allow us to work on your garden today!