This exciting Winter To-Do list for gardeners from OROGOLD Cosmetics caters to all you green thumbs and DIY gardeners. It helps you understand how to prepare the greenhouse or the garden and get things in order during the winter season so that you have things in perfect order for the Spring season. There might be storm, rain or snow to contend with, but you still need to ensure that you make the most of the time available to you in order to enjoy a head start in the upcoming year. OROGOLD recommends that you don’t delay completing the following tasks under any circumstance.
Planting roses, trees and shrubs
Planting roses, shrubs or trees is an excellent thing to do because they should benefit from the warm soil that encourages root growth and develops quickly. You might have to soak them properly, but they should be able to take care of themselves pretty soon. It is also important to ensure that you keep an eye on the newly-planted items and ensure that they don’t dry out. The plants should establish themselves over the winter season and this should allow you to enjoy a huge head start in the Spring season.
Revamp the lawn
The winter months are the ideal time to revamp your turf or reseed a new lawn. The ground is soft enough and this makes things very simple. If you’re planning to revamp the turf, you need to understand that the right planning holds the key to ensuring that things go smoothly. This means removing those weeds and stones, adding compost, incorporating sharp grit on the heavy soil, digging over the soil and levelling the area on which you plan to lay the turf or sow the seed. The area needs to be kept well watered as well and your seed nests need to be protected from birds with the help of netting.
Divide the perennials
The winter months are the ideal time to splint plants that have become congested. Since they are dormant during the winters and the ground around them is quite soft, things become very easy for you. Some of the perennials that should benefit a lot from dividing are helenium, aster, hostas, rudbeckia and montbretia. You can also move plants that don’t seem to feel right in their allotted spaces.
Keep things neat and clean
Tidy up those evergreens and trim the hedges to ensure that everything remains neat and clean until the Spring season. You need to ensure that your evergreens don’t put on a lot of growth during the winter months as this makes pruning easier during Spring. Deciduous shrubs can also be pruned during the winter months.
Completing a final weeding of your garden before the weeds disappear for the winter months should make things much simpler when the Spring season arrives. Look out for things like bindweed and couch grass, the most irritating types of weeds found in the garden. If you leave them in the ground, they will simply come back next year.
Spruce the greenhouse
If the weather is quite sunny, this might be the ideal time to wash the windows and do any structural repairs needed in your greenhouse. A cleaner greenhouse might even encourage you to sow a few perennials and hardy annuals for the upcoming year.