The Gardening Year Jan 2019

January

Protecting your winter garden

Throughout the winter months, it may not be as appealing to spend long days in the garden. However, there are still some important jobs to be done to ensure your plants and shrubs are well protected.

Fallen leaves and debris can smother smaller plants during this season so be sure to clear these before they cause any damage. You may wish to also move any exposed dormant plants to more suitable locations, particularly if snow is forecast. To prevent the risk of slipping, make sure that any wet leaves and moss are cleared regularly from paths, patios and steps.

Once you have taken your Christmas decorations down, make the most of your Christmas tree and wreathes by shredding them using the Universal Shredder.

The material can then be recycled into mulch to be used around your garden. Simply work it into the soil with a trowel and fork, digging over any gaps in your borders and removing weeds as you go to best prepare the soil for spring.

If you are expecting snow, remember that your multi-changeĀ® Hand Trowel can double up as a handy tool for spreading salt!