We are anchors in January but the summer season is not that far away .Not to see us completely unprepared it is advisable to begin with obviously calm, to organize the garden to make it hospitable and ready to welcome all the new plants . Some routine maintenance operations must be carried out systematically and without interruption. It is often boring work but still essential for the health of the garden . So remember raking leaves, prune the vines and to remove the accumulations of snow from the branches.
If in your garden you expect the presence of the garden health .It is time to start with the maintenance . Premunitevi of new plants and Plant them, instead of the old ones have to be tucked. In addition, to obtain good results, start fertilizing the soil with specific products.
Even the grass and hedges need special care and a little ‘maintenance to overcome the cold season and get the best spring. If your lawn has a suffering look is important to act in a systematic way, first leveling them properly, and secondly it is better to remove all traces of moss present, since this tends to stifle the substrate with often disastrous consequences. Finally do not forget that also during the winter it is appropriate to ensure a correct ventilation even in our lawn . Of course let’s not forget the hedges: These are raked, pruned and it is best to eliminate all pests as long as you are still on time.
First of all, cleaning of the garden
Among the operations necessary for the preservation of our garden there will surely be of the wounded tree trunks . Analyzing the trees present in the garden you will find some with cracks or deep cracks . It ‘important to act in a timely manner to avoid that these wounds become a vehicle for the proliferation and the attack of troublesome pests .
Then proceed as follows: use a clean, sharp knife to remove the portion of the plant now compromised. Try to remove all the diseased portion, gear or blackened by the presence of fungi. Then you plug the hole with the grafts from mastic , in this way the plant will be healed and the wound no longer be a dangerous problem.
Another important operation to be carried out to maintain the best garden is a collection of leaves . It must prevent the foliage remains for toppo time on the lawn because you may develop rot spread that can expand well into the substrate. In addition the presence of the leaves on the lawn unfortunately prevents water from entering , this obviously damages the substrate.
Then proceed with the systematic collection, and at regular intervals, of the foliage . In addition to doing something good for your lawn you can ammucchiarlo and keep it to produce excellent compost.
Lawn maintenance in winter
Never forget to keep an eye on your lawn. Especially in these winter months you can witness theappearance of moss . Usually this is formed due to an exaggerated amount of moisture in the soil. It ‘important to fight it as soon as possible the spreading of iron sulphate soil . As for the dosage stick strictly to the recommended doses, higher amounts are likely to create additional problems rather than benefits for the lawn . Also avoid raking the lawn until the moss will not be completely dry, otherwise you risk to expand even more the problem.
When the lawn is free from both moss by foliage (and of course also on the possible snow) you can aerate the soil using special spikesable to puncture the trampled area. This is definitely a very convenient and rapid method, however, it will go very well a normal gallows. The increased permeability towards water and air of the lawn will surely bring great giovamenti.
New life waiting for the summer
We know that most of the vines in this period are in full dormancy; it is therefore just that the best time to put them in order by redistributing the best branches, eliminating as duplicate or battered . Always usewell-sharpened shears and disinfected to perform these operations, more cut always at least one centimeter above a bud.
Upon completion of the reorganization operations related branches and double check also ligatures that you have not touched, they must all be tightened.
But it’s not just the climbers who needed a vigorous rearranged. By now, even the chrysanthemums have completely exhausted their flowering , you can then proceed with a well pruned rather drastic . A thinning of about 10 – 15 cm may only have beneficial effects can also promote new ramifications.
If you want to multiply your chrysanthemums can take advantage of the freshly cut stems : so remember to always cut them diagonally and at least 3 cm below a node. Subsequently simply place them in a jar with the light soil: – Within two to three weeks of constant light and temperature of about 10 ° C will be the rooting was successful . Then move the new seedlings into larger pots, in the spring will be strong enough to be planted in the ground.
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