Many people have already prepared their garden for the coming spring. Perhaps ideas have already been forged on how to beautify your own garden in the new year. Others, however, are still in the process of making the garden winter-proof. We have therefore summarized a few garden tips for the second-mentioned how December can still be used to bring the garden into shape or to bring it well over the winter.
Prune plants – or wait until spring?
By dropping the entire foliage, the individual perennials can also be cut back conscientiously – that is, old and dead branches can be cut off with a clear conscience. Magnificent flowers are guaranteed in spring & summer. It is important not to cut the branches in full frost. So do this on a milder autumn or winter day. So the shrubs and trees are not burdened additionally.
A ratchet shear serves as a productive tool, which makes work easier, especially with thick branches. A permanent cut into the wood enables a clean cut. A tree saw with a telescopic handle is suitable for higher-lying woods. This way you also get to places that you would otherwise only reach with ladders.
GUARDI tip : Postpone the cutting of the flowered perennials until spring – so many insects can spend the winter in the old branches.
Protect garden plants from the cold
With planted beds, it is advisable to cover them with mulch or fir twigs. Otherwise, the frost may destroy the plants and the work already put in was free.
Digging up vegetable beds
The winter frost tears open the garden soil – so remember to loosen up the soil a little with the spade (if it has not yet frozen). The earth is broken up even more by the winter frost. This way more air gets into the soil, which has an impact on gardening in spring. A fine-grained, locjerer soil is more suitable in the warmer months because it is easier to prepare. Before planting new seeds or plants, the soil only needs to be loosened briefly.
Don’t underestimate water supply in the garden
Please consider watering your garden: even in frosty temperatures, the wintergreen plants in your garden regularly need water. The (hopefully) tub plants stowed in the basement or in the garage must continue to be supplied with vital water.
Garden planning for the coming year
In December you can also think about how the garden should look in the coming year. Maybe you want to plant an orchard?. Or do you finally want to stow your garden tools sensibly and sustainably? Then we recommend our garden hut , which is available in size M & L. How do you make December in relation to your garden? Have you already done everything?