However, there is a couple of things you can do to nurture your garden in the winter. One of these things is wrapping up your plants that need the most protection from the frost. You can use a horticultural fleece that comes in rolls and you can secure your plants to it using string.
Keep any containers in dry, sheltered areas, grouped together for mutual warmth and protection. To prevent the roots from freezing in containers wrap them with bubble polythene or straw.
Make sure all your structures in your garden like fences, posts or roofs are in good condition and ready for the harsh winds. You can also think about planting some wind breaks like hedges or placing some temporary woven hurdles or netting to help the sturdiness of trees and plants.
Lastly make sure you avoid high nitrogen fertilisers as they encourage plants to make lots of sappy leafy growth, causing damage to them in the following year.
There is lots of ways to can help protect your garden in Winter but it also is a time to let nature do its job and think about what you can do for your garden next spring. If you want to carry on doing the odd garden maintenance we suggest collecting all of your leaves to make what we call leaf mould, which is great for your soil, and if you want to cut your grass, make sure you raise the blade to avoid scapling the grass.
If you have any last minute gardening work, you would like our help with please feel free to give us a call on – 01279 276 191