Prepping Your Home Garden for Winter Weather

Prepping Your Home Garden for Winter Weather

Try out these suggestions to protect your home garden from nasty winter weather.

If you are attempting to maintain a garden, winter weather can put a damper on your plans. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to protect your home garden from being completely destroyed by extreme winter weather conditions. Here are some of the precautions you should take.

1) Choosing the Right Plants

If your home is located in a place that experiences particularly harsh winters, you need to choose the plants you put into your garden wisely. Before you begin planting, refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to see which plants will do the best in your particular climate. By planting zone-friendly vegetation, you can improve the chances of your garden making it through winter unscathed.

2) Shield Plants

If you are expected to experience heavy rains, hail, snow, or wind, make an effort to shield your smaller plants from the onslaught. Take planter pots, baskets, or other large containers and turn them over your plants to act as a barrier between the weather and your vegetation. If you want to protect a wider area, drive stakes into the corners of your garden and drape tarps over them to shield your garden from the elements.

3) Anchor New Trees

If you have young or recently planted trees or shrubs in your front yard or garden, use stakes to keep them in place during a fierce winter storm. Pound stakes about two feet into the soil, angled away from your tree. Then, attach your tree or shrug to the stake, leaving enough slack so the tree can bend a few inches or so with the wind. This will ensure that your young trees or shrubs are not torn out of the ground when faced with extreme weather.

These are some of the steps that you should take to protect your home’s garden from winter weather conditions.  Want another way to keep your home safe this season?  Make sure you have the proper homeowners insurance protections in place.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Steve Wilk Insurance today.  Check out our new office at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.