F A L L I S H E R E !
Temperatures are dropping and plants are going into dormancy. It’s the perfect time to prepare your Colorado garden for the long winter ahead, and all steps taken now will give your landscape a better chance of flourishing with fewer pests and disease next spring. Check out our tips for green thumb success below!
P R E P A R E P E R E N N I A L S
Perennials are the easiest of all to prepare for winter; they simply need a little cutting back and mulching for some extra protection against fluctuating winter temperatures.
C L E A N Y O U R
L A N D S C A P E
Concentrate on first removing and discarding all diseased or pest-ridden plants and debris that may have fallen. Then trim off diseased parts of plants and pull up anything dead.
C O T I N U E T O W A T E R
As long as temperatures remain above freezing, you should keep to your current water schedule. This moisture will aid your garden as it heads into dormancy.
P R O T E C T V U L N E R A B L E P L A N T S
Most plants and shrubs can withstand the cold, but some need a little help. Evergreens would benefit from a wind blocking structure, roses and bulb beds appreciate a layer of mulch, and small trees may need barriers to protect them from wildlife.
I N S T A L L R O W
C O V E R S
If you already heave raised beds consider installing row covers so your soil wont freeze as quickly during the winter months! This allows rain and sun to reach plants, but will keep out hungry animals and protect against cold winds.
S E A S O N A L D E C O R
Holiday decorations are fun, colorful, and add festive charm to your home! Pots, plants, outdoor floral arrangements, holiday lighting, wreaths, and more can be customized to accentuate your home and garden to display your home’s curb appeal even in the dead of winter!
T A G U S !
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