If you’ve noticed that it’s a little harder for you to get moving in the morning as the temperature continues to fall, you’re not alone. It’s generally accepted that once the air temperature hits freezing, activity seems to slow to a crawl. The same thing is true within the soil.
Once freezing temperatures roll around, the life within the soil that helps to aerate it and keep it fresh turns to hibernation. You may even notice a layer of frost form over the soil, making the ground tough and hard. This can leave you with soil that’s dry, worn-out, and difficult to plant once the warmer temperatures and sunny skies arrive again.
While leaves work fine as a nearly universal fertilizer for fall, you’ll want to visit your local garden center in Bucks County to learn which fertilizers will be most beneficial to the specific type of soil you’ll be working with. Fertilizer does more than enrich the soil; it also provides a protective barricade that can help mitigate the ravages of snow and frost.
Another thing that you can do to protect soil this winter is to go against the grain and allow winter weeds to flourish. This may sound contrary to logic, after all, you weed property during the rest of the year, why should you take the winter season off?
However, the weeds that grow in winter are not the aggressive resource-hogs that we see during the summer. Slim weeds like dandelions and bittercress drill long, slender roots into the soil, which helps improve drainage. It’s better to let them slide for now and remove them once spring arrives.
Protecting your property or garden this winter will leave you with improved, fresh soil ripe for planting in the spring. By visiting our team at Leck’s Greenhouses, your local plant store in Bucks County, you can learn more about the types of fertilizers that will best help your soil, and subsequently, your business.
You can also take advantage of gift card savings from Nov. 20 through Dec. 15. If you purchase a $50 gift card, it will only cost you $40, while a $100 gift card will only cost $80. For more information, contact our team at Leck’s Greenhouses today!