BOTANY, New South Wales, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter has started in Australia which means most gardens will fall into a state of disarray from lack of care. Many gardeners, particularly on the east coast, will stop tending to their landscapes and gardens during these cold months. As a way to help, Enchanted Landscapes, a Sydney-based landscaping company, has released "Winter Survival Guide Tips" for homeowners.
"Most people won't take much notice of their gardens in winter due to the weather," explains Brent McCann, Director of Enchanted Landscapes and Design. "However, if you don't prep your plants and keep an eye on things, it can become quite a nightmare to manage come spring time."
Because the team behind Enchanted Landscapes has a combined 25 years of residential and commercial landscaping experience in the Sydney area, they're sharing their winter survival guide tips here:
Gather the leaves, twigs and bark and put them in a compost heap to turn into mulch. Spread them around the plant's base to provide some extra warmth.
Prune trees and shrubs. This will reduce the energy a plant has to use during winter so it has a higher chance of survival.
Dig up a new plant bed if the soil is not too wet. Winter is a great time to prepare soil for planting before the spring arrives.
4. Plant Winter Flowers
Plant flowers that thrive in winter, for example: lavender, winter rose, paper daisies, and hardenbergias.
Feed plants as necessary throughout winter. Improve the nutrients in the surrounding soil through composting, adding cover crops, mulching, and tillage.
Mr. McCann adds, "Alongside maintaining all the hard work you've put into your landscape and garden during the warmer months, gardening during the winter has many health benefits, too."
He goes on to say that "a moderate to intense level of exercise for two or more hours a week can lessen a person's risks of diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and even depression."
"Winter should not hinder any gardener from tending to his or her plants. This quick survival guide ensures the garden will stay healthy during this chilly season and be ready to bloom come spring," says Mr. McCann.
To get help with winter gardening or learn more about Enchanted Landscapes and Design and their services, contact them through their website: http://www.enchantedlandscapes.com.au/contact
About Enchanted Landscapes
Established in 2005, Enchanted Landscapes and Design have combined 25 years of experience in transforming residential and commercial landscapes in the Sydney area. The company prides itself in providing exceptional service no matter how small or large the job and their landscaping solutions can work with different needs and budgets. Enchanted Landscapes is a member of the Landscape NSW & ACT.
Brent McCann, Director of Enchanted Landscapes and Design
Phone: 0411 787 084
SOURCE Enchanted Landscapes