How does your garden grow? Maybe not with silver bells and cockle shells, but you definitely have some greenery out there, and even a dedicated vegetable patch that’s been feeding you quite well this past summer!
Quite well in the spring and summer, but maybe not so friendly in the fall and winter? Well, now could be your chance to completely change that course of proceedings – the seasons ahead of us are still prime times to get some gardening work done.
Your garden might be the pride of your world, or it might just be a bit of a concrete jungle outside the back of your house… either way, there’s a bit of maintenance you’ll be needing to get on with for the upcoming seasons.
Fall and winter can be quite harsh on your surrounding environment, so it’s best to start preparing now, and you might just be able to put the tips below to good use!
Pick Those Leaves Up!
Fall is the one season in which we see the world around us turn brown and orange, and fall into lifeless pieces at our feet. And whilst it may look beautiful as this happens, it might not be such a beautiful turn of events when you realize the number of leaves you’re going to have to rake up!
As a rule, you should never leave fallen fall leaves on the ground for longer than necessary.
These can turn moldy and sticky, and clog up all kinds of drains and pipes you might have on the exterior and outside of your house. Have fun jumping in the piles you collect together for a few minutes, and then bag them up and get rid of them.
Work on an Irrigation System
If you’re not currently living on a farm, don’t worry – you can still rig up an automatic watering system, seeing as there’s still quite a few plants, fruits, and vegetables that get to grow in the fall and winter months.
And seeing as your garden can quite easily become waterlogged during these colder, rainy seasons (and the ground may even freeze as the months go on!), you’re going to need a way to get rid of the water.
Even just digging a little trench around your garden can help to support the runoff. And whilst you’re at it, be sure to look into a Sprinkler Repair service as well; it can be hard to get outside and water the plants when it’s blustering and blizzarding outside, and you never know what kinds of dirt and grime might be logging up your sprinklers in the first place!
Maintaining your garden can seem like a bit of a fight.
At first, you’re going to be raking up all kinds of dead plants and twigs, and having to clean out the pond of all its muggy water. But eventually, you’ll be left with a slice of paradise, and one that’s perfect to get planting in when next spring comes!