While it may be the coldest time of the year with outdoor gardening tasks down to a minimum, take your landscaping tasks indoors. With a maintain, monitor and manage mindset, you’ll keep your landscape in shape even through the coldest days of the year.
Assess your current landscape.
As winter sets in, you can sit back, relax and assess properly whether your landscape needs improving, uprooting or simply maintaining. This is the right time to consider spaces you may have often overlooked.
Research, research and more research.
Since the cold outdoors discourage any lengthy outdoor work, the internet is your best friend when it comes to researching for landscape professionals, landscape trends and design that will emerge. Though it’s not always best to always keep with the trends, find the landscaping designs that suit you and your gardening style.
Keep your plants in shape.
Don’t let your plants grow wild over winter and transform into a massive headache in spring. Trim, prune and manage your plant growth.
Sweep the yard.
Aside from keeping your plants in shape, make sure to take care of the winter debris in your yard. If you want to protect your soil during the harsh winter weather, it’s the best time to do sheet mulching to bring nutrients back into the soil.
Take care of your gardening tools.
While your handy tools are helping you all year round, now is the best time to take care of your gardening tools. Make sure you clean it thoroughly and store it properly to avoid rusting during winter.
Make a fertilizer schedule.
While plants picked appropriately for your planting zone can bear the winter season, it’s still best to keep them adequately fertilized so that they are in their best shape while living through the harshest season of the year. Keeping a regular fertilizing schedule ensures your plants are their healthiest and ready to bloom their best when spring time comes!