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How to properly maintain your garden in winter?

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How to properly maintain your garden in winter?

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In winterwhen temperatures drop and vegetation is scarce, it is often difficult tomaintain your garden. Which plants are resistant to cold? What are the tips to know to preserve its plantations? What accommodations and trends can be adopted for a nice green corner in winter ? The landscape architect Xavier De Chirac answers us ...

Often neglected during the winter, the garden has a great potential at this time of the year... provided you follow certain rules. Garden maintenance to prepare it for the cold, resistant plants or take shelter, winter floral trends ... For a green space healthy and as beautiful as in summer, adopt the tips and tricks Xavier De Chirac, landscape architect.

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Prepare your garden for winter temperatures

During the winter season, the garden must be pampered and protected for face the cold. Already, thanks to the sizes of autumn, the plants and shrubs are almost ready for the winter. But according to Xavier De Chirac, this is not enough. To subsist during the winter, "trees and shrubs need to be pruned and get rid of their dry branches, and this, outside the period of frost so that the cold does not weaken them ", confides the landscape designer Xavier De Chirac however warns us against the abusive size of the shrubs, which, in case cutting too much, may be weakened.

Fragile or potted plants and plantations of Mediterranean origin should be sheltered in a dry and closed space, and a mulch can be installed around the most delicate plants. The landscape architect also advises scratch the earth and remove weeds to aerate the soil.

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Make seasonal and resistant plants bloom in your garden in winter

"As long as it does not freeze, we can still plant!" Says Xavier De Chirac. of the seasonal and resistant plants like thoughts or bulbs can always bloom and develop in winter. Plants such as Christmas roses, sarcococca, viburnum bodnantense, mimosas or clematis armandii can be planted in the winter for the next season. These plants, in addition to being particularly stubborn, will bring beautiful colors to your garden and will give it a delicious scent.

According to the landscape architect, winter is the perfect time to prepare your garden for future plantations. Dig holes already, choose locations for your future plants, transplant and divide plants ... In short, roll up your sleeves and equip yourself with gardening tools, even in winter!

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Enhance your plantings by succumbing to winter trends

Make spend your garden in winter time thanks to simple and trendy tips. Xavier De Chirac recommends favoring plants and foliage reminiscent of Christmas and the end-of-year periods. Put red in your garden with holly or purple berries, and white with birch whose immaculate bark is a subtle reminder of the snow.

Your outdoor plants are too fragile for the winter, but you do not want to leave them abandoned? Bring your garden indoors by making bouquets or winter compositions that you will renew throughout the season. Use hyacinths, foliage, white twigs or climbing foliage, and create centerpieces or decorative arrangements. Pick the last hydrangeas, dry them and hang them on a string or place them in a pretty vase to decorate your home. "These floral compositions will make your interior pleasant and compensate for the lack of plants outdoors," says Xavier De Chirac.

If you have enough space, the landscaper proposes toto install a canopy or a garden greenhouse in which you will have potted plants. Protected from the cold and visible from the outside, your plants and decorative pottery will bring an aesthetic touch to your garden in winter.

Read also> Winter Garden: our inspirations to decorate the veranda

Xavier De Chirac, Xavierdechirac.com, 70 domain Cheverchemont 78510 Triel-sur-Seine.

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