Prepare Your Garden for Winter
If you are a proud homeowner and gardener like me, chances are you have invested a lot of money and time into your landscaping this year. The last thing you want is for all your beautiful perennials and flowers to become damaged by the effects of winter. Worry not! Our landscaping experts share with us some critical gardening tasks to help your beautiful plants survive the winter season and ensure a beautiful, vibrant spring.
Winterizing Your Plants
Water your flowering shrubs and perennials in the fall. Apply a layer of mulch in late fall (do not add the mulch until mid-November).
Once the ground has frozen hard, cut Aster, Catmint (Nepeta), Crocosmia (Crocosmia), and Hibiscus (rose mallow) back to three inches and apply plenty of leaves or straw.
Move potted mums or chrysanths to a place protected from snow and wind when their flowers fade. Water well and cover them with abundant straw to shield them against winter-burn.
Keep the base of your perennials and flowering shrubs free of debris and dead leaves, particularly before frost hits.
Before a heavy snowfall, cover pachysandra with a mulch of pine needles several inches deep.
If you are looking to put in a new flower bed next spring, cover that area now with heavy plastic or mulch to reduce the growth of weeds and other invasive plants when the ground warms up next season.
We hope these tips will help your garden survive the cold months and thrive in spring!
Stay tuned for more winterizing tips. And, should you need advice from the landscaping experts, All Around Soil and Stone is here to help. We carry different types of mulches and other landscaping supplies to make your outdoor spaces look beautiful all year round in Colorado! Call us at 303-280-0815 to see how we can help.
New Fall/Winter Hours Effective November 1st, 2018
Monday – Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday – Closed