There is one fundamental difference between plants and animals, which we often overlook.
During winters, a few animals hibernate and eat less. However, the plants grow constantly year long even when conditions are not favorable.
Therefore, with each season, there is a distinct way to look after your plants without inadvertently burning them with the frost.
When the weather drops to less than five degrees Celsius, your plants could quickly die from the cold weather conditions. To evade this, especially at night when there is no sun, blanket your garden in frost cloth. With this cloth, they are not entirely blocked from the air, but they also restore some warmth. Another option is to install a grow light that will keep your plants warm and help continue the process of photosynthesis even though there’s no sun. Visiting Agron would help you select the best types of grow lights to prolong the life of your plants even during winter
Make sure that your garden gets water every two days, at least. Water may seem cold, but in winter, when it’s warm outside, and the pipes have been exposed to the sunlight of noon, you can water the plants without bothering about high temperatures boiling the roots. The opposite applies for summer, and you should avoid watering at noon.
It would be best if you had the bushes cropped for the winter. By the time it gets to spring, the branches will be more durable and less likely to die before the next winter. The same goes for plants that have worn flowers. Now that the season for flowering is over cutting the edges off will allow the flowers to grow more active. Cover the soil encompassing your plants with compost. This will enable the plants to hold all the nutrients they need and keep the moisture nearer to the roots.
In winter, there is less sunlight during the day, and plants don’t receive adequate sunlight to grow properly. If you remove the shade or relocate the plants in vases on the patio tiles into a sunlit area, it will maximize their growing process.
Make sure that you remove any plants that are starting to die or have had concerns with insects. If insects have nested in those plants before, they will come back again. Closer to the winter season, insects will go into hibernation, and the best place to nest is within plants that can hardly stand. By the time spring arrives, you will have an infestation of insects eating up all your other plants.
Anything living requires just as much care as a human being, and even though it appears as everything goes to sleep in winter, that doesn’t mean it will live or last. Regularly make sure you take care of your garden because if you don’t, the cold weather will live up to all its’ definitions.