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Winter Gardening Tools

Winter is the perfect time to take stock, protect your plants and tidy up your garden. Although winter doesn’t feel like the time to get busy in the garden, there are several things you can do to ensure your garden is in the best condition for when spring arrives. Lawnmowers Direct offers an extensive selection of winter gardening tools and products to assist you in nurturing your garden through the frosty days ahead. Discover our winter essentials now.


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Winter Gardening FAQs

Are you an experienced gardener or just beginning to explore the wonders of gardening? Either way, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is designed to provide you with valuable insights and answers to common questions about gardening during winter. Discover tips and tricks to make the best out of your winter gardening experience.

  • When should I prepare my garden for winter?

    When to prepare your garden for winter largely depends on the specific climate during the season. However, a general rule of thumb is to start preparing your garden for winter a few weeks before the winter first frost is expected. Ideally from early/mid to late fall (September to November).

  • How do I prepare my garden for winter?

    Here’s a quick guide on how you can get your garden winter-ready:

    • Tidy Up the Garden: Eliminate any dead or diseased plants, weeds, and debris from your garden beds to prevent pests and diseases from lingering over winter and minimize issues in spring.
    • Gather Remaining Produce: Collect any remaining fruits, vegetables, and herbs before the first frost; store or preserve them for later use.
    • Trim Perennials: Prune back perennial plants to remove dead foliage and encourage healthy growth in spring; cut herbaceous perennials a few inches above the ground.
    • Apply Mulch to Garden Beds: Add a layer of organic mulch like shredded leaves, straw, or compost to insulate the soil, protect plant roots from freezing temperatures, retain moisture, and suppress weeds.
    • Trim Trees and Shrubs: Trim dead, damaged, or crossing branches from trees and shrubs to support healthy growth and reduce the risk of breakage due to snow and ice.
    • Clean and Store Garden Tools: Clean, sharpen, and store garden tools in a dry, sheltered place for winter to prevent rust and prolong their lifespan.
    • Safeguard Your Garden Furniture: Remember to cover or store your garden furniture to prevent deterioration.
  • What gardening tools can I use during winter?

    During winter, essential gardening tools include a snow shovel, pruning shears, garden fork, snow or leaf blower, garden rake, gardening gloves, and a wheelbarrow or garden cart for various tasks like clearing snow, pruning, planting, and transporting materials.

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