How to Take Care of Plants in Winter3 min read
Who doesn’t want to have paradise on earth? But sometimes dreams can come true. Who would refuse an offer to plant beautiful fragrant flowers in their garden? However, planting them can be a breeze, but maintaining them is a task that requires attention and dedication. You must take all precautionary measures to ensure that they thrive well in adverse weather conditions. During the summer, they will not have to dry out and die from insufficient watering. Also, timely fertilizing is the key to boosting their growth. Downpours can result in exposure to too much water, which can damage the plant again. To eliminate excess water, the ideal is to install a small drainage system.
There are a few parameters that can help you ensure a sustainable winter for your plants:
- Adjust humidity levels
- Change your care routine
- Pay attention to the temperature
- Follow the sunlight
- Do not add fertilizer
However, these are just some of the pointers you need to know. There is a method that must be followed for the correct application of these parameters. Let’s get right to the heart of this tutorial and discover all the steps necessary to learn how to take care of plants in winter.
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Water less frequently and without wetting the leaves of the plant
In winter, the temperature is lower and, consequently, the air humidity is higher. Therefore, the plants should be watered less often.
It is important to always test the soil with your fingers and only water the plant when the soil is dry. Soggy soil can cause plant roots to rot.
Another tip is to water the soil only, avoiding watering the leaves and flowers of the plant.
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Give water early in the day
Your watering schedule makes a big difference in the winter. Water the plant early in the morning. Watering at dusk will leave water accumulated in the soil and leaves and can freeze the plant.
Fertilize less often
Most plants develop more slowly in the cold months. Therefore, they need fewer nutrients.
Avoid fertilizing your plants in winter as too many nutrients can cause your plant to die.
Fertilize before the cold snap sets in
The ideal time to fertilize plants is just before the onset of winter. This way the plant will be well-nourished and strong to survive the cold.
Prune your plant
For many plants, such as trees and rose bushes, winter is the best time to prune.
Many plants go into a dormant state in the cold and therefore suffer less from pruning during this time.
Take care of common pests
In cold weather, it is common for plants to develop fungi and bacteria.
To avoid this, take care of excess moisture in plants.
Protect the plant
Plants planted in pots can be brought indoors to be protected from the cold.
Plants planted in gardens also need to be protected from frost. To do this, cover the plants with plastic sheeting. The plastic sheeting will ensure that frost doesn’t burn and kill your plants.
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Cover the soil with dry leaves or pine bark
To keep the soil warmer during the winter, cover it with a layer of dry leaves or pine bark. This tip applies to shrubs, foliage, and lawns.