As the temperature drops, leaves fall and mother nature starts its transformation, there’s all the more reason to keep your garden looking tidy. It’s best to start early so you can minimise your workload and ensure that your garden maintenance is a lot easier.
Here are some top tips for preparing your garden for winter.
Tidy up fallen leaves
From autumn through to winter, trees will begin to shed their leaves ready for spring next year which means stray leaves all over your garden. Regularly tidy up any fallen leaves with a leaf blower or rake, especially on paths where they may become a hazard in wet weather. You can use the leaves to make leaf pile for small animals hibernating in the winter or add it to your new load of compost.
Clear out your compost bins
Before we head into winter, its the perfect time to clear out old compost. Use last years compost around your garden such as in your vegetable plots and borders. You can then begin creating your new compost waste, including any leaves you find in your garden, soil, and food waste. Make sure the lid is on tight so the compost remains warm in the winter too.
Prune your flowers and plants
It’s a good idea to get on top of pruning before winter truly sets in. Cut back your hedges and shrubs so everything looks neat as well as getting rid of any dead or diseased plants. Not only will this improve the way your garden looks over winter, but contaminated plants can attract pests and affect how well the plant grows the following year.
At A Mcilrath & Son based in Northern Ireland, we supply high-quality equipment, tools and accessories to keep your outdoor space look its best. If you want to prepare your garden for winter, our friendly team will help you select the best tools for the job from mowers to leaf blowers. Stop by our showroom today or get in touch with us for more information.