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How to Put Your Native Garden to Bed | Preparing Your Garden for the Winter

Updated: Jan 30

Welcoming the winter season in your garden is more than just an end-of-year ritual; it's a crucial step for any gardener looking to protect their plants during the colder months. In this comprehensive guide, we incorporate insights from our informative video, offering expert advice on preparing your garden for winter. We'll cover timing, proper techniques for cutting and clipping plants, and custom strategies to ensure your plants survive and thrive in spring.

How to Put Your Native Garden to Bed

How to prepare your garden for the fall

When to Prepare?

Timing is everything! Begin your winter garden preparations when you notice the first signs of a consistent temperature drop, usually in late fall.




Understanding Your Garden's Unique Needs

Recognize the specific needs of your native garden. Consider your local climate, plant varieties, and garden layout to tailor your winterization strategy effectively.


In this video, we'll take you through a comprehensive journey, showcasing the best practices to ensure your garden's health and vitality during the colder season. From the right timing for winter preparations to expert tips on pruning and plant protection, we've covered everything you need to know to transition your garden smoothly into winter.


Clearing and Cleaning

Clear dead foliage and manage weeds to prevent pests and diseases. This step is vital for maintaining plant health during winter dormancy.


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Soil Care

Test and amend your soil as needed. A good mulch layer is essential for protecting the soil and improving its quality.

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How to Clip/Cut?

Learn the right techniques for pruning. Clip and cut your plants appropriately to prevent stimulating new growth that's vulnerable to cold damage.


Protective Covering

Discuss the importance of insulating sensitive plants. Use mulch, burlap, or specialized plant covers to shield them from frost.



Common Mistakes to Avoid

Highlight frequent errors in winter gardening and how to avoid them. This includes improper pruning, overwatering, and neglecting wildlife considerations.


Planning for Spring

While preparing for winter, start planning for spring. Reflect on the past season and plan for future improvements.


How to Put Your Native Garden to Bed

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