- Begin a program of watering deeply every four to six weeks, unless we have an unusually
wet winter. Wait for a day when the temperature is over 40o, and water early in
the day. Southern and western exposures usually need the deepest watering.
- Rake all remaining leaves.
- Complete garden clean up if weather permits.
- Mulch perennial beds, bulbs, and strawberries after the ground has frozen.
- Harvest remaining root crops before the soil freezes. Parsnips and carrots may be well
mulched and harvested throughout the winter and early spring.
- Winterize roses once the ground has frozen. Remove fallen foliage at the base of the
plants. Prune only broken or damaged stems. Mound the plant with about eight inches
of loose soil or compost. Christmas tree boughs may be placed over the mulch to keep it
from blowing away
For more information:
Winter Care for Roses
Now is the Time to Winterize Your Garden
Some Effort Now Will Save Time in the Spring
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