Just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean that you need to hang up those gardening shears! You’ve put a lot of thought and work into your yard – you deserve to enjoy it all year long. 

Here are some of the ways to enjoy your own backyard all winter long: 

Plant Winter-Friendly Crops

What do kale, arugula, and chard have in common? They can all be grown in the winter months! Invest in a cold frame to keep your crops growing.

There are also flowers and plants that are winter-blooming, like witch hazel and honeysuckle!

Think Ahead to Spring

If you’re in it for the long haul, you can plant crops now that you can harvest in the spring! Garlic, cabbage, and carrots are some of the most popular options.

Care for the Wildlife

Flowers may not be blooming and the ground may be frozen, but furry critters still need to eat! Birds will appreciate seed, while dried corn cobs are a chipmunk favorite. 

Plan for the First Freeze

Before the first snowfall, make sure you’ve taken care of everything leftover from the summer! Drain anything that carries water (hoses, pools, hot tubs), pull all dead plants, and fertilize your lawn. 

Is your yard not ready for winter? Here are 4 things to do to care for your yard!