How to Preserve Your Garden During the Winter
So the summer has come to an end, and fall is well underway. As the weather continues to cool down, you’re probably wondering how to preserve that garden of yours that you spent so much time maintaining over the past few months. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. Luckily, we’ve prepared a few tips to help get you started on gearing up for the winter months.
For those unfamiliar with what mulch is, it is a mix of natural materials such as leaves, grass, straw, etc. Right when temperatures begin to really get frosty, spreading mulch around your garden will keep the ground cool and shielded from the winter sun. This way, plants will remain at a “freeze” and will not have a premature growth that will die once temperatures get cold again. Mulch will ensure that your plants will be ready to grow when the time is right next season.
If you have any dead plants sitting in your garden, remove them before they sit there all winter. By taking out past due plants, the risk of attracting unwanted pests and diseases into your garden is severely reduced. This will also make your garden look much neater and visually appealing. The fall season is a great opportunity to give yourself a head start on the next spring season.
Every gardener knows that having good soil is one of the most (if not the most) important aspects of maintaining a successful garden. Thankfully, there are soil tests that check the pH of your soil so you can find out if you need to do anything to make it more nutrient-rich. According to this article, the pH level of your soil will help determine if it needs more lime or fertilizer. While your soil may be just fine the way it is, it’s always good to double check. You’ll thank yourself later for doing it!
If you’re looking to outdo yourself next spring in terms of gardening, there are ways to make new room for future plants. For any weed-filled areas you have growing, you can eliminate them by placing cardboard on top and covering it with organic mulch. By the time spring comes back around, you will have an empty weed free area to expand your garden. This will also make the garden look well put-together and capable of holding a wider variety of vegetation.
At QQ Studio, we offer bags that cater to the gardening industry. Whether it be for seeds or any small gardening supplies, we offer tight-sealed, water resistant bags that will keep your items secured and preserved. You might like our green collection of bags or these Matte Rustic QuickQlick™ bags to match the gardening theme. With our wide selection of bag types, you are bound to find one that best suits your garden necessities!
All in all, there are multiple things you can be doing before the winter season to preserve your garden. The winter can be harsh, but with the right preparation your garden will look better than ever once it’s over. Gardening isn’t the only outdoor activity we know a bit about. If you like this blog, check out our other blog on 5 reasons you should go take a hike. The fall season is one of the best times to go!