When you have a couple of little ones like I do gardening can be hard work, now don’t get me wrong it can also be enjoyable. Planting flowers and making sure everything is neat and trim can be fun especially if your children want to help, but during the winter it can become a real hassle.
But there’s a way to make it much easier and that’s fake grass! Or artificial grass as it’s also known, yes, it’s cheating I suppose but come on is it really hurting anyone? Yes, I might know that my beautiful lawn is actually a fake lawn made of artificial grass, but do I really care?
Well, since I asked the question I might as well answer it – no, I don’t really care. But I’ll be honest and say it did take me a while to come around to the idea of using artificial grass it will probably always feel a little like cheating, but I am OK with that.
Artificial grass just gives me so much freedom and it’s invaluable during the winter. Traditional or should I say real grass does have its fair share of problems after all especially in the winter when caring for it is very difficult.
With artificial grass, I’ll have a beautiful clean fantastic fake lawn all year round and that gives me time to focus on other things. But I’ll still be gardening of course and while artificial grass and a stunning fake lawn do solve one big problem there’s still plenty of other winter gardening jobs to take care of.
But by having a fake lawn I’ve been able to put more work into the rest of my garden and come up with some very useful winter gardening tips I’d like to share with you. Whether you use artificial grass or not these tips will help make gardening a lot easier during the colder months of the year. So, without further ado let’s take a look at my very own winter gardening tips.
Yeah, the subtitle is a little sarcastic I am sure no gardener would describe winter as wondrous or autumn for that matter. But it doesn’t have to be a constant battle and I’ve got so tips to make it much easier, and if you’re using artificial grass then that’s one very difficult job you won’t have to deal with already.
Check Your Fences
If you live in a place with a very cold climate, then be sure to check your fences regularly during the winter the frost can really do some damage. If you have damaged wood or fencing, then try to get it replaced or repaired before the winter arrives to avoid problems like rot.
Sweep Up Your Garden
If you have a fake lawn, then you don’t really have to bother when any difficult lawn work except one job but don’t worry it’s easy and your children can help you! All you need to do is sweep up dead leaves every so often to ensure they don’t litter your lawn.
The Vegetable Garden
If you have a vegetable garden don’t worry it can still function and survive during the winter, in fact, some vegetables like carrots can still be grown. The only thing you need to do is keep a closer eye on it and if you expect snow then cover it up gently with some tarp or an old blanket. A light sprinkle of straw around it will also help vegetables better withstand the chiller climate.
Dress Up Warm
Now this one is all about you and your children while you’re gardening during the winter make sure everyone is dressed up warm. That means coats, hats and wellington boots or at the very least some tough strong shoes.
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