Winterizing your garden is easier than you thinkby Bradford Greenhouses | 257 days ago | 525 page views
Topics: Home & Garden
The cold winter temperatures can be harsh on your gardens if you don’t protect them, but with a few tips from Bradford Greenhouses you can minimize and even eliminate the damage the winter months can cause.
John Pinho of Bradford Greenhouses recommends starting with a general cleanup of your garden area. This includes weeding and raking any leaves, pulling annuals out and checking for diseased plants and branches. “This is much easier to do when the all the leaves have fallen,” says the garden expert.
Perennials can be pruned back, but Pinho suggests you may want to leave those plants that add winter interest, such as grasses and perennials with seed heads that provide food for birds throughout the winter.
Stake or wrap evergreens with burlap and spray smaller shrubs with Wilt Pruf, which is a product that prevents the plant from dehydrating over the winter.
Before the ground freezes, be sure to give your garden a thorough watering. After the first frost you can add winter mulch to the garden. This provides an extra layer of protection for the root system.
Visit Bradford Greenhouses where the staff will be more than happy to answer any of your questions about winterizing your gardens. Or, visit their website at bradfordgreenhouses.com.