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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

  • 20th Nov 2015

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Here at Allens Caravans, we love nature and the countryside as much as the next person, and of course, this extends to our gardens. What's not to love about being surrounded by beautiful flowers, veggie patches and trees?  As autumn approaches, we need to look forward and prepare our gardens for the colder, winter months to ensure we get the very best of our gardens for another year.

Whether you live in a house or have made your home a park home on one of our residential caravan parks, all gardens need some TLC, particularly as the colder weather approaches. We have combined a few top tips for making sure it survives before the sun returns once more.

Preparation is key

Get your garden ready for winter by organising everything you need in advance of the first frost. Clean out your greenhouse, ensuring it is well ventilated to dry everything thoroughly. Service your electricals if necessary; clean and protect spades, forks and otherwise to keep them intact for the next year and stop rust forming.  Wash seed trays and pots, ready for spring.

Get digging

If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear, now is the time to fix this. Aerate the soil with a fork and add lawn feed as necessary. Clear out any compost that is no longer usable and remember to keep on adding to your composter to ensure it is fully stocked and ready for spring. Save seeds, dry them out and keep them safe until next year.

Remove annuals and replant your beddings. Cut back perennials, remembering to add a layer of protective mulch or a layer of bark to guard against colder weather. Plant some evergreens, if you so desire, to add a bit of life into your garden during the offseason.

Wildlife

Now is the time to add a bird feeder - attracting birds and wildlife to your garden over the colder months will keep pests to a minimum and save your perennials from being eaten. Protect your pond and fish from falling leaves and birds with pond netting.

Green fingers

Anyone with budding green fingers should find these tips helpful for getting the most out of their garden over the colder months, and we hope that you reap the rewards in the seasons that follow. Gardens not only brighten up our residential caravan parks, but they attract wildlife, birds and are mini eco-systems in themselves - so give it a go and amaze yourself.

Perhaps you fancy having a go at your own garden with one of our static caravans for sale? It's never been easier, just click here for more info.

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