Winter is a not very productive season for crops, gardening, flowers, and plants.
Therefore, it becomes the ideal period to dedicate oneself to maintenance, taking advantage of the dead times of nature.
Here are some tips to help prepare your landscape for winter:
1. Plant maintenance
Winter is the ideal season to ensure that your irrigation systems are efficient.
You can improve your garden by adding accessories and installing an irrigation system to make garden care more practical and simple.
For example, you can use an automated system, which can take care of irrigation even while you are on vacation or out for a weekend. The modern systems are equipped with programmable computers that control the time and volume of water distributed.
2. The construction works
When the garden is not engaged in cultivation, it is the right time to do some construction works where needed.
For example, organize new flower beds, construct brick walkways to wander freely among your flower beds. You may also construct a greenhouse.
Gardening enthusiasts love greenhouses; they allow you to test new crops that are not suitable for the climate of the area you live in. Greenhouses also allow you to create a small winter vegetable garden to have some plants to devote to, despite the unsuitable season.
3. Soil preparation
To allow your plants to grow beautiful and healthy, you have to prepare the soil and make it fertile.
Winter is the ideal season for raking, tilling, and hoeing; this will serve to move the soil and stir it to improve the soil’s quality and draw new nourishment from the one below. Also, you may need to use fertilizers.
It is important to carry out preventive treatments against parasites and harmful insects if you intend to abound with flowers and fruit trees.
When choosing preventive treatment, you must select one, or more than one, which also acts against the molds and fungi that produce them. Many plants are sensitive to mycosis and must be protected from this point of view.
5. Tree pruning
While waiting for spring to kiss the trunks and promote new buds and branches’ birth, it is necessary to free the trees and shrubs from those that have completed their life cycle. In this regard, it is good to identify the poor branches and remove them with clean and precise cuts, which do not damage the joints from which new shoots could arise.
Freeing trees from unnecessary weights is important for their health: old branches steal nourishment from the plant and affect new ones’ birth and growth.
6. Sowing the lawn
The lawn is sown in winter. In this way, it will have reached a good height by spring and will give green landscapes. After all the fertilization, prevention, and soil preparation operations, the grass is sown to offer it an ideal habitat.
Finally, when there are plants to look after, you will probably have little time. So, cleaning and creating an area for tools is best done in winter when you are not engaged in gardening.