You’d be surprised how much gardening work there is to do during winter. Just because the grass has stopped growing doesn’t mean you can put your feet up. Far from it, there’s a big list of things you can be getting on with. For example:
General garden clearance – removing leaves, branches, twigs, debris etc from your paths, beds and lawn. Making sure that your planting beds are not covered by any wet and sodden debris which may be affecting underlying plants. Getting rid of unwanted shrubs and clearing space in the garden for spring.
Tool maintenance – sharpen the blades on your cutting tools, service the lawnmower, clean and oil your garden tools.
Lawn – new turf for your lawn can be laid from January/February onwards and check your lawn for any drainage problems. Lawns can be scarified, aerated and fed with an organic spring feed in late winter/early spring. Reshape and repair lawn edges for the start of spring
Pruning – this is a great time for pruning roses, deciduous hedges, shrubs and fruit trees.
Planting – plant out winter bedding. Hedges and roses can be planted during winter. Trees such as beech, ash and walnut can also be planted. You can also sow peas and broad beans in pots as long as you keep them under cover.
Greenhouses – if you own a greenhouse, check that it is sufficiently heated and insulated to cope with the winter months.
Vegetables – If you grow vegetables winter is a good time to harvest leeks, parsnips, winter cabbage, sprouts and remaining root crops.
These are just some of the tasks that will keep you busy during the winter months and there are many more.
If you need any assistance with garden maintenance during winter so that your garden can look its best for the start of spring then please do not hesitate to contact us.