Winterizing Your Garden
The following is a list of things to do:
Plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, crocus, and others, and incorporate bone meal into each planting hole.
Add fresh mulch to your perennial flower beds.
Roses need to be heeled in by adding layers of leaf mulch over the crown. This prevents rotting during the winter.
Perform light pruning of your roses and other shrubs and trees to remove dead branches and enhance their architectural appearance.
Water all of your trees and shrubs, especially evergreens, so they don’t become dry over the winter.
Blow out your irrigation system with a compressor to prevent pipes and lines from freezing and breaking.
Disconnect your hoses, drain and roll them up for the winter.
Clean out your planters and ornamental pots, wash and put away for the winter.
Winterize equipment such as mowers, weed trimmers, blowers, and chainsaws by draining old fuel, changing the oil, and adding fresh fuel with a stabilizer.
Clean out your vegetable beds by removing dead plants and adding them to your compost pile.
Make sure your snow removal equipment is working and ready to use over the winter.