GardenWise on Winter Watering and Mulching
Winter Garden Prep
shrubs and other plants before you
put your hose away for the winter
as they require as much moisture
at the root level to survive though
winter. Rainfall only soaks in just
below the surface. This last deep
is important for your newlyplanted trees, shrubs and especially evergreens.
WINTER MULCH: A reminder that we’re approaching that day, so after the
ground has become frozen, apply an extra layer of organic winter mulch to
tender plants, such as Lavender. Avoid using mulch like whole leaves that
will compact and smother your plants. Mainly Mulch works nicely and adds
organic matter as it decomposes. Don’t apply the extra mulch before the
ground has become frozen, which is an open invite to unwanted guests
such as mice to move into your garden.