How to winterfy your garden in time for spring
Winter can be hard going for plants, where heavy rain can saturate the soil and cause root rot, and prolonged periods of early morning frost can damage delicate leaves – yet it’s important to maintain gardens over winter so you’re not faced with a jungle in spring, when nature jumps back to life.
“The onset of the cooler weather means that plant growth slows dramatically and has to tolerate not just the cold conditions, but also reduced daylight hours and often increased overshadowing,” says Melissa. “During this time, lawns and gardens use up their stored energy reserves, making them more susceptible to diseases and weed invasion.”
Here, Melissa shares her top tips and favourite garden tools to maintain the garden in winter and give it the best possible start to spring.