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Steps To Care For Your Plants During The Cold Season

Preparing your plants for the colder season involves several key steps to ensure their health and survival during the cooler months. Here’s a guide to help you:

Know Your Plants: Understand the specific needs of each type of plant you have. Some may be more sensitive to cold temperatures than others.

Pruning and Trimming: Before the cold sets in, prune your plants to remove any dead or diseased branches. This helps promote new growth and reduces the risk of disease during the colder months.

Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of your plants. Mulch helps insulate the soil, retain moisture and regulate soil temperature — which is particularly important during colder weather.

Protect Tender Plants: If you have tender plants that are sensitive to cold temperatures, consider bringing them indoors or placing them in a greenhouse or sheltered area to protect them from frost and chilly winds.

Watering: Adjust your watering schedule as needed during the colder months. While plants may not require as much water as they do in warmer weather, they still need to stay hydrated. Be cautious not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot.

Fertilising: Reduce or stop fertilising your plants as they enter dormancy in the colder season. Fertilising during this time can encourage new growth, which may be susceptible to damage from cold temperatures.

Covering: For particularly sensitive plants or during unusually cold spells, you can cover them with frost cloth or blankets overnight to protect them from frost damage.

Monitoring: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared to take additional precautions if temperatures are expected to drop significantly.

Indoor Plants: If you have potted plants outdoors, consider bringing them indoors or placing them in a more sheltered area to protect them from the cold.

Inspecting for Pests: Take the opportunity during the colder months to inspect your plants for any signs of pests or disease. Treat any issues promptly to prevent them from spreading.

By following these steps, you can help your plants survive and thrive during the colder season. Caring for Country is part of our vision at Muru Mittigar. Our stewardship of open spaces allows us to provide positive and long lasting environmental outcomes. We are passionate about getting the greatest amenity from our natural environment. 

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