With the onset of winter, when the crop is harvested for a long time, andPlants are more in need of care, gardeners can fully enjoy your holiday in the walls of the cozy home or devote time to business, which in warm weather is never enough time. But as the winter in recent years, characterized by its instability, and to replace the sudden thaw severe frosts come, experienced gardeners is always willing to take the time to spend the winter in the garden and protect green spaces.
Before the onset of frost-tender varieties of roses,hibiscus, hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs and young fruit trees must have been carefully wrapped and covered agrovoloknom. Now, after a severe weather is not superfluous to check the status of the protective structure and correct it if necessary.
Looking around the trees, special attention should be paid toyoung shoots, which are under the weight of snow can simply break. All the leaves, the rest should be removed from the autumn and the snow gently knock off the branches. Having found a broken branch, damaged area must be immediately paint over garden pitch.
Under the weight of the snow break and some varieties of conifers. Shelter in a tent will protect the delicate branches of juniper and arborvitae
The lack of snow is also bad for the"Wintering" of plants. Snow protects the roots from frost and elevated part of the temptation to "wake up". Therefore, you need to rake up snow from the tracks to the bushes and trees mound, hiding not only the base but also the fork crown skeletal branches.
Snowless winter dangerous and strawberries. To protect the surface located close to the roots of the plant, it is necessary to hide their branches, sawdust or twigs. They will contain the blowing snow to the strawberry beds.
Winter sun is deceptive: prigrevaya even not at full strength, it can leave burns on tree trunks. Whitewashing will allow to protect bark from cracking and frost-crack. On warm winter days when the air temperature drops below zero degrees, you can also conduct air retraction, and wood cuttings. At this time, convenient to carry haircut and repair hedges.
In warmer regions it is not considered favorable for the crop of fruit and berry bushes, stone fruit trees and ornamental varieties
The only exceptions are varieties blooming atshoots of last year, in the spring or early summer. For example: mock orange, forsythia, lilac, clematis - they can be cut only after flowering. Dug rhizomes and bulbs in the autumn heat-loving crops also need to be periodically reviewed and aired.
Young garden also needs to be protected from pests. To protect tree trunks from rodents can be by painting trunks special paint, tar or carbolic acid.
To protect against attacks of rodents trunks of fruit trees can be wrapped cover material or metal mesh
If abundant winter snowfall, the additional protection of the bark of trees can provide, to hill snow guns and seal it at the base of trunks.
Effective protection of trees from mice cortex mayspeak and ice crust. Therefore, in addition to the trampling of snow along the pit bottom range can be several times to pour the water portion of land. During this period, among the bare branches of trees useful for identifying winter yellowtail jacks and Aporia Crataegi. Walls testicular gypsy moth easier to cut shears directly from the branches. On the branches of fruit trees should be removed mummified fruit protruding disease sources. And to get rid of the spores of powdery mildew on gooseberries or currants, pour enough hot water berry bushes.
Winter varieties of Brussels sprouts, broccoli, spinach, parsnips, leeks, and various greens even in the cold season, please keep the harvest
Optimum conditions for the germination of somecolors are cold soil and air temperatures. Therefore annuals such as poppies, travyanka, marigold, calendula and lavender can be sown not only in autumn and winter.
In February, when the threat of the return of severe frost is behind us, it can be sown greens and carrots. Even the newly fallen snow it does not hurt
Winter - the best time to repair and bedsarches, fences and garden furniture. During this period, you can engage in the manufacture of props that will be needed in the summer to install a branch richly fruit-bearing trees.
Sunny winter days are possible to devote arrangement of garden paths, the construction of the rock garden or rockeries
If the soil is not frozen in the winter, you can even take days off arrangement ornamental pond or a dry creek.
Do not forget the little helper,destroying pests in the area - the feathered friends. Winter for them is a real challenge, because under a layer of snow they can not always find necessary to maintain vitality food.
Feeder filled with grains, seeds and pieces of bacon would be a boon for the birds in winter
And most importantly, winter - the time to make plans to change the landscape design, the embodiment of which can begin in the spring.