Winter is coming soon! It is time to get ready for winter garden maintenance. What do you need to do for it? Here are the 5 things we suggest you do for winter.
1. Cutting back
Make sure you leave some vegetation for wildlife. Prune trees and shrubs in dormancy where appropriate. You would also need to trim autumn pruned perennials.
2. Cleaning up
Picking up leaves and composting for leaf mould. Pulling up annuals and clearing overgrown areas to deter pests.
Check the variety and give your evergreens a haircut if it is needed.
You should also tidy up pots, give them a good clean out and store for winter. Also, divide and conquer – lifting and dividing herbaceous perennials.
Remember rust never sleeps in winter, so tidy up, clean and store your tools in sand and motor oil to prevent damage.
3. Planting can be done until the soil freezes
Autumn bulbs are a good choice for this period of time. This bare root season is good to plant fruit bushes, trees and hedges. Don’t forget to move dormant planting.
Bring in tender plants, lift and store dahlias and tender bulbs. Mulch your less hardy garden plants if you don’t want to lift them.
Feed the soil using compost and manure. Weed out perennials that have taken hold over the season. Remember to till the soil to aerate and help drainage.
Sounds like a lot to do? Don’t worry! We can take the stress away. At Dreamscape Gardens, we provide professional and efficient services to help with any of the above.
What we can do for you?
1. Clean ups
Clean up rotting and finished planting ready for winter, removing invasive weeds that have taken over in the season, tidying up leaves.
2. Mulching – prepping soil for spring
Bone meal, bark, manure and compost mulching. We also turn the soil to aerate it and provide the beds with more drainage for the winter weather
3. Bulb planting
We can advise on what bulbs to plant and where to put them in your garden. We can also help with moving dormant plants, lifting and dividing perennials and moving larger planting with as little disruption as possible.
4. Hard pruning
If your planting has got out of hand over the spring and summer months and you’re in need of a proper trim, our team have the plant knowledge and tools to help, we can advise on what plants are best to trim, we also do full site clearances, if you are looking for a blank canvas.
Our maintenance services start at £25 per man per hour, and we work in a team of 3 for all our services.
Now that all the hard work is done, it’s time to get planning for next year. If you’re in need of a garden update, contact our design team to discuss our prices now.