How to maintain a healthy garden during the winter season

Many often forget to pay attention to their gardens during the winter season in Australia, as the cold weather puts them off from being outside. This is a common and unfortunate mistake considering there are a wide range of winter gardening activities that are essential for maintaining a healthy and thriving garden.

The Pearson’s team have compiled some important tips and tricks, to ensure that our wonderful clients in regional Victoria maintain their gardens through the winter season, so keep on reading if you want your garden to flourish this season.

Get pruning

The winter season is the perfect time to prune your trees and shrubs as you are able to more clearly see the form and structure of the plant. Pruning also prepares the plant for new growth, therefore if it is done in the winter season, your plants will be well equipped for the spring season. After you have pruned your plants, spray them Lime Sulfur to protect them against pests and disease.

Don’t forget to weed

During the winter months, don’t forget to get outside and get weeding. By weeding in winter you ensure that you stay on top of plant life and save yourself hours of weeding during the spring season. Make sure that you have the right products to protect your plants from invasive and persistent weeds. You will find everything you need to do this in-store.

Take advantage of winter rainfall

The best part about winter for your garden is the increased rainfall. Plants love rain and thrive when they get regular moisture. While plants need water to survive, they can be damaged by too much water exposure. To protect your plants against flooding apply a 3 inch layer of mulch around the plant, and make sure you are checking them often.

Start a winter vegetable garden

Why not plant a winter vegetable garden during the cold months? There are various winter plants that can provide your garden with great value, including cabbage, cauliflower, beetroot, onions, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, garlic, peas and many others. You can find a wide range of seeds and bulbs at our plant nursery in Allansford.

To learn more about gardening in winter, visit us in store today or get in contact us by giving us a call. We would love to chat to you about your garden and your needs and concerns.