Prepping Perennials for the Winter

Fall is upon us and it is time to start prepping your garden to survive the winter. Taking good care of your garden beds in the fall will help them to thrive in the spring and summer.

After the first frost has struck and your foliage begins to yellow off and die, cut back the plants to help them survive the winter. Cutting back the plants helps to keep the water inside the roots instead of feeding to the leaves.

Feed your plants– Fall is a great time to work compost into your flower beds. Compost will break down over the winter, releasing nutrients and improving your soil structure

Mulch– after the ground has frozen, remove old mulch and replace or add hay to help catch and hold snow. This extra layer will help to insulate the bed as well.