Now that the clocks have gone back, the evenings are dark, and the unmistakable whispers of Christmas can be heard, it’s time to get your garden ready for the winter ahead. As experts in waste removal and garden clearance in Sheffield, we’ve put together our top 5 tips for preparing your garden for the winter.
Tender species such as Dahlias, Begonias and even some woody shrubs can be lifted, potted up and brought indoors for the winter to avoid the first frost. Simply cut back the stems, gently lift the tubers from the ground, and give them a clean. They can then be stored somewhere cool but frost free, in trays of dry compost or sand over the winter until the spring comes.
Now is the time to remove annual plants and either add them to the compost heap or dispose of them. If you have any plants that need to be moved, or perennials that could do with being separated, Autumn is the perfect time to do this. Ideally, you cut your perennials back to approximately 5cm above ground. Then, cover borders with a good layer of compost, manure or bark chips.
Winter can be a tough time of year for wildlife visiting your garden, so do your best to look after them. Put up a couple of bird feeders and provide some water. Try fat balls, nuts and over ripe raisins or apples.
With your herbaceous borders empty, you’ll have plenty of room to survey and improve the structural aspect of your garden. If your fence is in need of repair, a good paint, or needs to be removed and replaced, Autumn is the perfect time to do it. Walls, plastering, and other woodwork such as decking, sheds or summer houses can be addressed at this time too.
Autumn and Winter in your garden need not be colourless and bleak if you know what plants to choose. For example, cyclamens, pansies, violas and winter jasmine are all hardy enough to survive the winter, and bring some colour and variety to your garden over the colder months.
If you’ve had a good clearout this Autumn in preparation for Winter, our garden clearance services in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley may be just what you need. We can remove everything from clippings, hedge trimmings and dead plants, to felled trees and unwanted top soil.
Also, if you’re desperate to get rid of your old fence, decking that has seen better days, or garden furniture on its last legs, we’ll happily take that away for you too. Our garden clearance trucks hold about the same amount as 2 builders skips, and we do all the lifting and shifting for you. For garden clearance and rubbish removal Sheffield, contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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