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Common Winter Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: August 28,2017

As winter wears on, it’s never too early to start thinking about gardening and tree care. Just because your garden is out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. Without maintenance even during the off-season, the space and any remaining plants can suffer and your spring gardening can be affected.

Here are some common gardening mistakes and how to avoid them this winter:

Neglecting the space

While it can be easy to let maintaining the garden slip your mind during the winter months, problems can still arise while it’s cold outside.

In warmer places, pests and weeds can still be a problem even during the off-season, as it’s not cold enough to kill them completely.

Ignoring the hazards

Even in cold places, hazards associated with trees are often still present. Falling trees and unstable limbs can still occur, especially during winter storms and wild weather.

Making sure the trees on or near your property are healthy and pruned regularly can help ensure that they won’t break during rain storms and high winds, which can occur at any time of the year.

As Australians know well, gum trees and other species prone to instability can be a huge hazard, and ignoring the problem won’t make it go away. That’s why it’s so important to maintain trees during the winter with regular pruning and trimming.

Not making a plan for spring

Don’t wait too long to plan the layout of your garden and what you are going to plant. Planning ahead of time can save a last minute rush and enable you to prepare gradually and make sure everything is in place when it does come time to plant.

While you’re planning, think of the layout so you can prune existing plants and any outdoor work can take your future landscape into consideration. Decide what plants you are going to plant and if you are going to plant any new trees.

Waiting too long to plant

Spring can be a busy time, and it’s easy to let the beautiful garden you had planned get pushed down the priority list.

Don’t miss out on planting the species that need to be planted earlier in the spring.

Here at Daryl’s Tree Care, we offer help on how to prepare your trees and garden for spring. We are happy to give tree care advice and offer consultations and evaluations of potentially hazardous or unhealthy trees. We can also suggest appropriate tree species where new planting is required and we can also supply and plant these trees where required.

Contact us on 03 9897 4418 to arrange a free consultation, quote and advice.