Best Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Remove dead plants, weeds, and debris to prevent pests and diseases from overwintering.

Clean Up Your Garden

Prune shrubs and trees, removing dead or diseased branches. Trim perennial plants to ground level.

Prune and Trim

Cover delicate plants with mulch, straw, or burlap to shield them from freezing temperatures and harsh winds.

Protect Tender Plants

Add compost or organic matter to enrich the soil. This will provide nutrients and improve soil structure.

Prepare the Soil

Apply a layer of mulch to insulate the soil, retain moisture, and prevent weed growth.

Mulch Your Beds

Clean and properly store your gardening tools. Remove dirt, oil, and rust, and apply a coat of oil for protection.

Winterize Your Tools

Use the winter months to plan your spring garden. Research new plants, create a planting schedule, and order seeds.

Plan for Spring

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