Tips for Getting Your Garden Through Winter

While Sacramento may not see the snow or freezing temperatures that other places get in the winter, you still need to ensure your garden is prepared for the chilly winter. As backyard landscaping experts, our team at Living Elements Landscape knows how to keep your garden in top shape throughout the winter months. Read through our tips then contact us for all your landscaping needs.

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Clean Up Debris

The first step in winter preparation is to remove any debris from the garden. This includes dead leaves, weeds, and any other plant matter that could be harboring pests or diseases. This will help keep your garden looking tidy and prevent any unwanted pests or diseases from making a home in your garden.

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Add Compost

Compost helps to improve the soil’s ability to retain water and provides food to beneficial organisms that help break down organic matter and release nutrients to plants. You can make compost from a variety of materials including kitchen scraps, grass clippings, and leaves.

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Adding a layer of mulch to your garden is a great way to protect your soil and perennials from the cold winter weather. Mulch helps to insulate the soil, keeping it warmer and helping to retain moisture. It also helps to prevent weed growth and stops the soil from becoming compacted.

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Plant Cover Crops

Planting a cover crop is an excellent way to add organic matter to your soil. Cover crops are plants that are grown over winter and then turned into the soil in the spring. Like composting, cover crops provide essential nutrients to the soil and help to improve its structure.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your garden is prepared for the cold winter months. If you need help getting your garden ready, contact Living Elements Landscape for all your backyard landscaping needs. With our experienced team, you can rest easy knowing your garden will be ready to go come spring.

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