Home & Garden 6 things you must do to take care of your garden plants in winter

07:05  04 december  2017
07:05  04 december  2017 Source:   Country Living (UK)

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Winter brings with it some tumultuous weather which can be tough for our garden plants to handle. But fear not, with a few preparatory steps we can make sure our gardens are just fine outside, as we cosy up with a blanker indoors.

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6 things you must do to take care of your garden plants in winter © Getty 6 things you must do to take care of your garden plants in winter Winter brings with it some tumultuous weather which can be tough for our garden plants to handle. But fear not, with a few preparatory steps we can make sure our gardens are just fine outside, as we cosy up with a blanker indoors.

Follow these steps to make sure your border, potted and feature plants withstand the winter...

1. Give yews a final clipping in September/early October to remove the second flush of growth and leave it neat.

2. Put beds to sleep with a deep mulch of well-rotted compost.

3. Remove saucers from pots and raise them up on clay feet or bricks to prevent roots from freezing.

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4. Brush heavy snow from more delicate topiary and tree branches to avoid splaying or snapping.

5. Don't walk on frosty lawns as it damages the grass.

6. Check for any rootballs that might have been forced up out of the ground by frost.

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