Winterizing?

GardenOfGengoOctober 4, 2012

I've had my garden for a few years and I still have a TON to learn!

What is suggested to do before winter hits? Should I pull out plants and throw them away? Leave them be to help return nutrients to the soil? Should I till it up before the ground freezes??

Also, I get terrible weeds! This year I kept them at bay, some what, using straw. They eventually crept up and through and it's hard to keep up with them. I was thinking of laying down some kind of weed killer this fall to prevent them in the spring.. Any ideas of what to use? I prefer not to use chemicals but I think I will have to with this..

I'd appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!

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Use some sort of general weed killer, if there are no perennials.
Use a systemic one in case you have rhizome based weeds.

Turn the garden over also, by hand with a shovel if you can, as it usually makes working the soil in spring easier.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 6:23PM
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