Protect your garden from the cold weather

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Garden protection, wipe and sweep
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Garden protection, wipe and sweep


Winter is coming and it is time to protect your trees and plants at your garden or your balcony against the cold, frost, wind. In fact, the sudden drop in temperature may suddenly stop the metabolism of plants!Here are some tips for your plants overwinter:Install a veil or tunnel winteringThe sail cloth is a wintering lightweight polypropylene nonwoven and which has the advantage of passing light, to be permeable to air and water, which prevents dehydration of the protected plants. You will find in garden or yard radius of DIY stores, sold in rolls or folded in plastic bags.Laying a veil of winter allows first to protect sensitive crops from the garden (salads, corn salad, cress, sorrel ...) and hasten early planting of vegetables (lettuce, peas, leeks, potatoes).ArticleIl sustainable development is also used to protect from frost in late winter or spring, ready to hatch hardy plants such as camellias and rhododendrons buttons.It can be used in "bell" fully enveloping individual plant or shrub (should not be too confining shrubs. Two thick enough), or flat, placed directly on crops and a garden tended by stakes around or maintained by stones.This veil is removed when the weather relents. If you do not use a veil but a plastic sheet, remember to leave an opening for ventilation.Sustainable Development sectionYou can also opt for plastic tunnels (hoop with plastic or metal) sold in garden centers to extend the autumn crops (chicory, lettuce, lamb's lettuce, radishes ...) and protect winter crops. You can make your own with the veil of winter and willow branches or other.Keep track of weeds, the temperature inside the tunnel and ventilate on sunny days.To protect stem small plants or seedlings, you can also return a clay pot over: the drain port is then used to vent. The pot must be removed from the first leaves appear.For evergreen plants that bloom or winter, choose a transparent bell with a vent hole.Think therefore keep your clear plastic bottles that will bells: cut the funds, ask them without puncture early and hole them after some time to gradually accustom your plants to withstand cold.For more protection, clay pots, bells or funds bottles can be filled with straw or leaves.Ridging is to identify land shaped mound at the base of plants to protect their roots from the winter cold. This technique is practiced especially for roses, some perennials and vegetables * fragile stem or bulb (asparagus, artichokes, leeks, chard, etc.).Sustainable Development sectionRidging can be completed with mulch consisting of a layer of leaves, branches, bark, straw or compost.The mulch should be regularly aired after the rains to avoid the risk of decay. The mat should be thick enough so that when rain or snow, the first layer of leaves remain dry. It should also think about putting a weight to prevent any flies.


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