Winter Gardening Jobs

Don’t let the cold keep you inside! Although it might not be the busiest time of year for your garden, there are always jobs to tackle, whatever the weather. Winter is a great time to catch up on gardening tasks that may have been neglected during the busy growing season, and keeping on top of your maintenance you can set the stage for a successful growing season and enjoy a beautiful garden all year round. Here are a few winter gardening jobs that can help keep your garden looking its best

 

Take Hardwood Cuttings 

Hardwood cuttings provide an easy and reliable method of propagating a range of climbers, trees and shrubs. They are best taken from mid-autumn until late winter and often grown outdoors in a prepared trench. However, if you are only taking a small number, you can grow them in containers too.

 

Protect Plants Vulnerable to Frost

Cold, wet, windy winter weather can damage trees, shrubs and garden structures. Improving shelter, staking plants, mulching, wrapping pots and insulating plants will help to prevent this kind of damage.

 

Prevent Water Sources from Freezing Over

The quickest and cheapest method of stopping a body of water from freezing over is to float something on the surface. You can try anything that will move on top of the water, such ping pong balls, tennis balls or empty water bottles. The constant movement of the object will keep air getting into the pond and stop the surface from completely sealing.

 

Plant Trees and Shrubs

As long as the ground is not frozen, winter is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs, giving them plenty of time to establish themselves for the summer.

 

Feed Birds and Wildlife

The colder months can be a tough time for the birds and wildlife as natural food sources are scarce. Give them a helping hand through the winter by leaving fresh food and water for them regularly.

 

Clean and Store Gardening Tools

Winter is a great time to clean and sharpen your gardening tools to ensure they are in good condition for the upcoming growing season. Clean them with a hot soapy water, dry thoroughly, and lubricate any moving parts with oil. Store them in a dry, protected location to prevent rust and deterioration.

 

Mulch Beds and Trees

Applying a layer of mulch to your garden beds and around the base of trees can help protect the roots and prevent weeds from growing. Mulch also helps to retain moisture in the soil and can improve the overall appearance of your garden. Be sure to use a mulch that is appropriate for your climate and plants.

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Thomas HillThomas Hill
08:11 07 Feb 24
Excellent from start to finish. Communications were great, the quote was fair and they stuck to it, the guys who did the work were friendly, totally competent, quick but not rushed - and the quality of the work was perfect. It was a small job but a bit awkward and they nailed it. Thank you!!
Jason RyderJason Ryder
09:26 05 Jan 24
Barbara DesboroughBarbara Desborough
22:32 04 Dec 23
Brilliant gardeners . Have some lovely comments from friends . We would struggle to keep the garden looking this good without them . They made a huge difference in a relatively short time for our wedding anniversary .
Raniaa KhanRaniaa Khan
16:37 15 Nov 23
Thank you for the fantastic service today the team was brilliant we are so impressed with how quickly and neatly everything was done!
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22:42 10 Nov 23
The team arrived on time and did perfect job, I will surely recommend.
Victoria MaxwellVictoria Maxwell
20:44 19 Oct 23
Great team
Will definitely call them again and recommend.
Amber HoneAmber Hone
11:47 13 Oct 23
An extremely knowledgeable and efficient team!
Linda WolakLinda Wolak
20:38 15 Sep 23
Have used Willows Alexander Garden, for maintaining my garden for a long time now. Always reliable and attend regularly on a fortnightly basis. Very knowledgeable and able to offer advice re planting ect when ever the need arises.
Graham PragnellGraham Pragnell
08:36 17 Aug 23
Superb! A great team did a fantastic job at garden clearance. Really good people to work with!
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