These 5 tasks you have to do before the first frost!


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Before the first minus degrees occur, it is for garden owners once again create a hand. What exactly to do, we reveal in this post.

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When the nights get colder after a warm and sunny summer and temperatures drop to zero, autumn is coming. A long walk in the autumn sun can be very pleasant. Just like the crackle of the stove, which is allowed to make its comeback in the "golden season" after the closure in the summer.

Especially garden owners know about the effort and the work that such a garden needs when it comes to the colder seasons every year. Now it's time to make the right preparations and make the right precautions to make the garden winter-proof on time. Those who prepare the garden for the winter with these practical and helpful tips need not worry about the spring. But how is the garden really winterized and what must be taken into account so that in the spring everything can turn green again?

1. Clean up and move beds

Those who still have a new plan for their beds in their heads should now implement them. In autumn, the soil has a warmer temperature. This makes the fall at the optimal time to reschedule its beds, dig out plants and reinstate elsewhere. In addition, the dried and old branches and branches of the plants should now be cut back to 5 cm, so that they can drive out again in the spring healthy.

Cleaning up the garden makes perfect sense. Finally, garden furniture, for example, in winter vulnerable and, if they are made of wood, sustain permanent damage. Garden tools should also be checked and stowed in the garden shed. Especially the garden pump should be in focus. Pumps that are outside should be separated from the well pipe in the fall, drained and found in a clean, dry place their winter quarters. Frost or cold temperatures can otherwise damage the threads or the entire pump. If you do not want to subject your pump to this procedure or if you simply do not have a place to store it, you should protect the garden pump with insulating materials - polystyrene or pump cases, which have an insulating layer inside, are recommended.

2. Lawn care must be

The lawn, the center of most gardens, should of course be prepared for winter. This special lawn care is important to give the lawn a rest of the rigors of the summer, with heat and drought. First, all the debris, such as leaves, moss and old lawn waste should be removed from the lawn. This can be done by rake or rake. Now that the lawn can "breathe" again, it is mowed to a height of 6 cm. After mowing I recommend to fertilize the lawn.

So that in the autumn by prolonged rain, the water can better seep into the lawn, is stung with a Forke every 10-20 cm in the lawn. The optimal depth for this is ten centimeters.

3. Set early flowering - time for something new

Onion flowers plant autumn

Onion flowers, such as narcissus, tulip, crocuses and Co. should be planted in the soil before the first frost in autumn. While snow and ice dominate the picture on Earth, the roots of flower bulbs under the ground will develop. In the spring, new and colorful flowers can be admired that welcome spring.

Those who like to make preparations should also think of the birds in winter. The foraging is much more difficult in winter than in the warm seasons. Bird feeders provide good protection and a meeting place for eating. Whether an aviary is set up in the middle of the garden or finds its place hanging under the patio, the birds are grateful for every grain, which is given to them in the cold season. A bird house as a gift for (smaller) children can also be something great. Homemade or bought a bird house is always an eye-catcher in the garden. Colored, for example, it not only looks pretty, but also offers children a side effect - to arouse the interest for domestic birds.

4. Frost protection for plants and pots

The protection against frost should make every garden owner and plant lover aware. In the fall, the temperatures can be critical for some plants at night. As temperatures in winter often drop even colder and far below zero, it is best to check the plant for the characteristic "hardy" even before you buy or plant it. For some plants it is better to spend the winter indoors. In shrubs and perennials, small shredded branches or foliage can be placed over the roots of the plant to protect it.

If larger potted plants are too heavy to overwinter indoors, then proper protection is important. The specialized trade offers different possibilities to protect the roots, the leaves or both of a plant. In a conversation with a specialist, the suitable material for the winter can be found.

5. Stow garden furniture

Garden furniture should be stowed dry without getting too cold. Furniture made of plastic could "jump" through the frost and thus become unusable, while furniture made of wood, even if weather-resistant wood was processed, can flake off and then be considered unattractive. It is best to rub it with a protective oil on a sunny autumn day and let it dry. This way, even wooden furniture can be well covered in the winter and remain dry outside and do not necessarily have to be "squashed" in the shed.

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