‘Care for your lawn’: A gardening expert shares winter tasks and advice.

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‘Take care of your lawn’: A gardening expert shares winter tasks and advice.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE IN THE WINTER IS ESSENTIAL to ensuring that the lawn plants thrive next spring.

Certain tasks, such as lawn care and protecting vulnerable plants, are recommended by gardening experts to be done during the winter months.

Because the temperature drops in the winter, the growth of grass and plants slows significantly, resulting in less work.

Preparing for the next season, on the other hand, is critical, and one expert has shared tips on how to get your garden ready for the winter while also ensuring that it thrives this year.

Kate Turner, a Miracle-Gro gardening expert, has shared some gardening tips for the month of January and the rest of the winter.

Kate emphasized the importance of maintaining a lawn in the winter for those who have one.

“Avoid the lawn as much as possible, especially in frosty or wet conditions,” she advised.

“If you have the space, stepping stones for areas that are frequently walked upon might be a good idea.”

Because grass doesn’t grow as much in the winter, it won’t be able to repair itself until the spring.

The weather is too cold in January to put down grass feed.

The lawn should be allowed to rest over the winter, according to the expert.

“Don’t put down any feed or treatment in the winter because it won’t work and may harm your plants during frosty spells,” Kate advised.

“Keep in mind that no matter how bad your lawn looks during the winter, it will always recover once spring arrives and new growth emerges.”

Plants that are vulnerable to frost should be protected, especially during the winter.

When the frost starts to set in, Kate explains the best way to protect vulnerable plants.

“An easy thing to do when the frost starts to set in is to bring any vulnerable plants under cover to protect them from the icy temperatures,” she said.

“If you can’t bring your plants inside, the best way to protect them is to keep them in a heated greenhouse or wrap more delicate plants in horticultural fleece.”

Winter winds can be brutal on shrubs, so they need to be protected.

“We recommend removing the top third of shrubs in windy spots like buddleja, roses, and lavateras,” Kate said.

Wind rock, which can cause root damage and rot, will be prevented as a result of this.

“However, don’t cut back all of your herbaceous perennials until the end of the season.”

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