Top Tips To Prep Your Garden For Winter

 It’s official. Winter is on its way. You’ve probably already started prepping the inside of your home for the winter months. But have you thought about your garden? At this time of year, it’s so easy to forget about your outside space. After all, you’re probably not spending too much time outdoors. Relaxing in the backyard in the sunshine may be over for now. But your garden still needs your attention.


Your garden may seem like it hasn't much going on at the moment. All those colourful flowers may be gone for now. However, there’s still work to be done. For your garden to look fantastic when spring rolls around, you need to act now. Check out these top tips to prep your garden for winter:

Clear Your Lawn

Your lawn is probably scattered with fallen leaves at the moment. Clearing these away is an excellent way to keep your lawn looking good over the winter. Raking up leaves can seem like an ongoing battle early in the season. However, from this point on, there should be fewer leaves for you to clear. Leaving a few leaves on your grass isn’t too much of an issue. If lots of leaves build up, this can become a bigger problem. A covering of leaves prevents your lawn from getting sunlight, and diseases can also pass from the leaves to your grass. So, it’s important to grab the rake and clear those leaves rather than leave them for the entire winter.

Pack Up

Storing items such as garden furniture correctly is a must over winter. If left outside, the elements can really impact your garden furniture. So, it’s essential to protect it. Having a watertight storage shed is the best option to preserve your furniture. If you don’t have a shed, or your current shed is in disrepair, it’s time to get it sorted out.

Choosing the right shed is vital. You need to be sure that it’s the perfect size to accommodate all your furniture and gardening bits and bobs. However, you also need to be sure it’s not too big. Otherwise, it will dominate your garden. To ensure your shed lasts longer, you also need to install it on the right base. Shed Bases are a crucial part of your new shed construction, so be sure to pick the best one for your needs.

Extra tip: Don’t forget to pack up and move any frost-sensitive plants into the greenhouse for when the temperature drops.

Start Pruning

The autumn is the best time of year to prune many popular garden plants. Fruit bushes, lavender, and rosemary are just some of the plants that can be pruned before winter arrives. Pruning these now should help to prevent fungus and disease from setting in. With the correct pruning in autumn, these plants will be ready to thrive again once spring and summer arrive.

With all the hard work out the way, you can relax knowing your garden is ready to bloom again next year.

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