How to Prepare your Yard for Winter
Winter is approaching so soon, and before we know it, the snow will start to fly. If you’re like most homeowners, then your yard is probably not prepared for the cold weather. You may have a few rugs here and there, but that’s about it. To ensure that you keep your house warm all winter long, follow these simple steps to prepare your yard for winter.
1. Cover your Winter Vegetables
If you’re like me, you always plant too much and end up with a whole bunch of vegetables you need help with. As the days grow shorter and colder, the plants start to die off. To prevent this from happening before the winter is over, use a tarp to cover them when the first frost comes around. This will not only keep them warm enough to survive until spring, but it will also protect them from any animals looking for a quick snack.
2. Deer-proof your Fence
Landscaping is one of the most attractive parts of your home. But if your yard needs to be properly secured, then it can be a huge problem when you have hungry deer roaming around. To prevent intrusions from these pesky animals, you must install netting on the top of your fence. This will prevent them from jumping over and stealing your flowers and plants from you.
3. Remove any Rotting Vegetation
Pruning is good in the spring, but you’ll probably want to hold off on any pruning this winter season. If you’re like me, you may have left a few tomato plants around your yard that didn’t meet your standards. Remove this vegetation while they’re still green and save them for composting later on. This will keep any diseases and insects out of your yard and help to keep it clean.
4. Tie Back your Tall Perennials
The taller your perennial flowers are, the more likely they will spill over and uproot. Landscaping will help to avoid this. Cut back your tall perennials as they grow. This will also give you time to save your new plants from the cold weather once they start to sprout.
With some preparation, you can ensure that your yard will look great when the winter is over. Remember to keep up with these simple steps as the weather changes, and your yard will thank you.
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