Residential garden maintenance tenance can seem dreary and dull. The trees become barren and bare, and all your pretty spring time flowers shrivel up and die. But you know this doesn’t always have to be the case. With some simple residential garden maintenance, you can keep your garden looking lush all year round.

Residential Garden Maintenance in Winter

As the Northern Beaches & North Shore’s trusted residential garden maintenance team, CC&M Landscapes have compiled a few tips to help see your garden through the winter period. But remember, if gardening just isn’t your cup-of-tea, or you have less time than you’d like to spend on maintenance, we offer comprehensive yet affordable garden maintenance packages to ensure your garden looks its best, no matter the season.

Brighten your garden with some pretty potted annuals

Pansies or polyanthus make wonderful colourful additions to your winter garden. Once potted, water well. Keep them flourishing by regularly deadheading and liquid plant flood once a fortnight.

Residential garden maintenance colour in with with CC&M Landscapes

Let the lawn breathe

Winter is also a good time to think about aerating your lawns. Lawns can become compact and weedy after the dry summer season, therefore winter is the ideal time to breathe a little bit of life back into your lawn. Aerating can be done just with your regular garden fork, or if you think your case is a little more serious, consider hiring a powered aerator. Pruning is also an important winter garden task, but it is important to know which plants to prune when to maximise results and keep plants happy and healthy.

Keep your edibles in top shape

Your edible garden should not be neglected come winter time. There are a number of vegetable and herbs that can be planted during, some of these include,

  • Cabbage
  • Brussel sprouts
  • peas
  • spinach
  • cauliflower
  • radish
  • broccoli

And that’s just to name a few. Vegetables are seasonal, which means certain types grow better during different times of the year, and winter is no exception. Be sure to top up your mulch on your veggie patches to help suppress weed growth.

By staying on top of your residential garden maintenance over winter, means your are lightening your load come spring time when most plants come back to life.

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Keeping your garden flourishing through winter just takes a little preparation and planning. Residential garden maintenance is our speciality, so don’t feel overwhelmed and just give us a call. We can talk you through your winter residential garden maintenance and recommend tips and tricks for your particular garden.