With all these cold nights we’re guessing your garden is probably done for the season. While gardening tasks have lightened up due to the time of year, there are still a few things you can do.
Last month we talked about mulch, and it’s still not too late to be adding it to your garden beds. Surround your perennials with it and cover your flower and vegetable beds with it to help protect the soil through the winter.
Even though we aren’t seeing growth right now, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on fertilizing. Giving your lawn and other plants a fall feeding will help them take off in the spring and overpower the new weeds.
Make sure to water at least once this month, paying particular attention to any of your newly planted trees, shrubs, or perennials. Don’t forget to drain and roll up your hose when you’re done, disconnecting it from the spigot to prevent any broken pipes due to freezing.
Lastly, now is a great time to clean up and take stock of your garden. Rake those leaves and add them to your compost, clean and sharpen your garden tools, and determine what worked and didn’t work and what you might want to change next year.