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Tips for Preparing Your Garden for Winter Some people think that when the weather starts to get colder and the leaves begin to fall, it's time to put aside the garden tools and wait until the next spring to work on their garden again. Wrong. Winter is an important time to maintain your garden's health and ensure a good crop for next year. You may think it may take too long to prepare your garden, but the truth is that it will take less than a day to prepare your garden for the coming winter. When night temperatures drop to less than forty-five degrees Fahrenheit for more than four consecutive days, or frost is forecast for your area (usually at the end of October or November), you know the time to start preparing your garden. Start by evaluating your garden design, checking which plants grew well in the last season, and which plants did not do well. Autumn is a good time to decide which plants will remain in your garden next year, and which ones will go. It is also a good time to decide which new plants you want to grow. To make your garden more colorful and healthy, be sure to plant the harder plants in the fall so that they can withstand the winter. Some plants that make it good to be planted this fall are: rudbeckia, Aster Novi-belgii, Anemone Japonica, Panicle Hyandea, Endive, Escarole and Spirals. You will find all these and more in gardening or your local nursery. Once you've done this, start cleaning your garden. Start by pulling out weeds that may have cut up and straight fallen leaves. Weeds and rotten leaves can carry insects and diseases that can be harmful to your garden. You should also clean your garden of spent annual plants and harvest your vegetables and other plants that do not withstand winter weather. After the fall has come and gone, the leaves will be off your trees and you can see the rotten branches. Trimming unwanted branches from your trees is not necessary for your garden's health, but can help not later drop branches on your plants and not block too much of the sun. If you have younger trees, consider packing them and supporting them with efforts to help them survive the winter and cold. Laying mulch over your garden for winter can be a good way to protect plants from sudden temperature changes and heavy snow. For mulch, you can use about five inches of shredded bark, pine needles or a variety of other materials. You need to be careful not to muzzle too early, because some insects may still be alive and able to take Shelter in it for the winter. When you are finished with your garden tools, you should clean them and make sure they are in a safe place where they will not roast and you know where they will be next year. Before the winter comes, you should always put out slug rejects, because snails are one of.