How to protect your garden from frosts

Christmas is over and although we have already been immersed in winter for a couple of weeks, it is now with snowfall and frost that we notice the cold winter down to the bones.

These cold months are probably the least active in the garden (unless you have a greenhouse), but that does not mean that there is nothing to do in the garden. There are always things to do.


1) Weeds and Fallen Leaves

You will find both in your garden. You will have to get rid of the first ones as soon as soon as you locate them, in Matabi we recommend the use of Weedstick, a manual applicator without drift that transfers the liquid herbicide solution from the tank through direct contact with the weed without contaminating the surrounding areas of the weed to be eliminated.

On the other hand, with the fallen leaves you can make compost. Compost made with fallen leaves is one of the best natural fertilizers that help in the growth and nutrition of your vegetables and plants. And also, as it is an organic fertilizer, with which you will be helping in the care of the environment.


Manual weed killer


2) Design and planning

January is an ideal month to think about the architecture of your garden. Experience is always a degree and there are always things to improve. Therefore, if you have noticed during the past year the things that have worked and haven't worked in your garden, you will know how to make improvements in your garden in the coming year. If you have veggies or plants in your garden that haven't had a succesful grow, maybe it is time to change the location of these plants.

It is important to write everything down, make a diagram of the garden and give it a good thought before you start sowing.

how to make a gardening plan


3) Protect your vegetables with a good mulch

If you didn't do it in December, you're still on time. In many countries, winter lasts well into April. So it will be important to have your garden prepared against frost. We can mulch the soil with straw, dry leaves or even pine bark. By mulching it, we isolate the vegetables and thus achieve an insulating effect that helps conserve the heat of the earth, preventing the roots from cooling so that they can continue to absorb the nutrients and water they need.


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