We’re quite fortunate in Australia not to experience extreme winter temperatures. As a result, we don’t have to put too much effort into making sure our landscaping is “winter compatible”.
Still, it doesn’t hurt to get ready for the colder weather to ensure that once spring arrives, the clean-up is a little less time-consuming. Read on to learn how to get your backyard winter-ready.
Clear Leaves and Debris
If your property has mature trees and bushes, then autumn may have taken its toll. Your yard may still be covered in leaves and debris, even as you head into winter. While leaf raking may be the last thing you feel like doing, it’s a crucial part of getting your backyard winter-ready.
If you leave the leaf litter where it lies, you risk it stopping your lawn from getting much-needed sunlight in the cooler temperatures. As it sits under moist leaves, you then run the risk of fungal disease in your lawn.
Rake them into a mound and put them in your compost bin or garden. You may also see the value in using it as mulch for your vegetable gardens.
Fertilise Your Lawn
If you take great pride in your lush, green lawn, then now is an excellent time to fertilise it. After all, you didn’t put all that effort into landscaping for your lawn to fall victim to winter. Fertiliser can give your grass a much-needed strength boost to make it through the next few cold months ahead.Details