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October 19, 2023
As the vibrant colours of fall fade, it’s essential to turn your attention to overwintering your plants for flourishing spring and summer blooms. Especially in northern climates, the frigid winter temperatures pose a significant threat to your cherished plants; however, with just a few tools and simple techniques, you can protect your garden and safeguard against winter conditions.
Overwintering protects plants during the cold winter season to help them survive and thrive once the warmer months return. Several tools and techniques may be required depending on your landscape.
Tools you may need:
Mulch can be used as insulation to protect soil and roots from severe temperature changes. Before the ground freezes, add a thick layer of mulch around the plant base and ensure the crowns and roots are well-covered.
Burlap or Frost Cloth Wraps should be wrapped around plants by gently draping over shrubs and secured with stakes or twine. Ensure that it’s tight enough to allow for some air circulation.
Pruning involves trimming branches to remove dead or diseased wood and shape the plant for visual interest. Trim in late fall with sharp and sterilized shears to encourage healthy growth in the spring.
Read expert Sheridan tips about tidying the garden, fall planting, and protecting plants and trees in Winter Lawn and Garden Prep.
Learn about Preparing Roses and Hydrangeas for Winter.
With the right tools and techniques, your garden will flourish with blooms even after the coldest winter. Visit our eight garden centre locations for further expert tips and tools to protect your garden this winter.
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