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Winter is coming and it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your garden beds from the cold weather. If you live in an area where winter temperatures can drop below freezing, then you will need to take some steps to insulate your garden beds
What Is Winterizing A Garden?
Winterizing a garden simply means taking steps to protect your plants from the cold weather. This can include things like covering them with mulch or straw, wrapping them in burlap, or moving them indoors. If you live in an area where temperatures regularly drop below freezing, then winterizing your garden is a must
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ome gardeners like to take their chances with cold-sensitive plants, covering them with blankets or other insulating materials when frost is forecast. This can be effective if done properly, but it’s important to remember that not all plants are created equal. Some (like succulents) are much more sensitive to changes in temperature than others


Protect & Build Up Your Soil: Compost, Mulch, and Leaf Mold
The key to a good winter garden is all in the soil. Come autumn, it’s time to start thinking about how you can give your plants’ roots a little extra protection from the cold weather ahead. One way to do this is by adding a thick layer of organic matter to the surface of your beds. This could be in the form of compost, mulch, or leaf mold. Doing this will help insulate the soil and keep it moist, which is vital for plant health during the winter months.
Another way to prepare your garden beds for winter is by planting cover crops. Cover crops are annual plants that are grown specifically to improve soil health.
They do this by adding organic matter and nutrients back into the ground as they decompose over winter. Some common cover crops include rye, clover, and vetch. Not only will they help improve the quality of your soil, but they’ll also add some extra green to your garden beds during the colder months!
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And finally, don’t forget to give your plants a good watering before the first frost hits. This will help them survive the winter drought and prevent them from drying out completely. Once everything is in place, sit back and enjoy watching your garden bed transform into a beautiful winter oasis
 
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