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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Garden, Domestic, Advice Botanical Garden in Winter

Autumn starts out all “mists and mellow fruitfulness”, but by the end of November there’s a chill blast to the morning air that heralds the arrival of bleak winter. Once the frost starts to settle on your lawn, you know it is time to pursue more indoor hobbies. However, it is worth paying a bit of attention to your garden before you settle in for a winter of books and boxsets. Here are top tips for preparing your garden for winter.

  • Mow the lawn. Give your lawn a high cut to keep it looking smart. Grass grows very slowly in the winter so you should be good until March. Never mow a wet or frosty lawn.
  • Pack away furniture. The high winds of the storm season will play havoc with lightweight garden furniture. Pack them away in the shed for the winter. If you haven’t got a shed, we can build you one!
  • Rake up leaves. The never-ending job of autumn! If you don’t already have a compost heap, this is the time of year to start one!
  • Deadhead. Autumn and summer-flowering plants and shrubs should be deadheaded before the first severe frost.
  • Clean tools. You won’t be using them for the winter, so give all your tools a thorough clean and store them away in your potting shed.
  • Attend to fences. Take a good look at all the fences and gates around your property. Will they stand up to the severest storms of winter? If you are in any doubt, contact Norfolk Prestige Fencing. We will visit your property and give you a full written quote for a solid wooden fence with a concrete gravel board.

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Get more information on what you should be doing in your garden each month on the Royal Horticultural Society website.

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