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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Posted by Woodland Tools Co. on 23rd Oct 2023

As warm weather fades away and a crisp chill is felt in the air, we know it’s time to prepare our gardens for colder conditions. Between harvesting, pruning, planting, and so much more, the shift in seasons brings on a new outdoor to-do list. Whether the drop in temperature brings dread or excitement, we have the tools and tips to make your cold weather tasks more enjoyable (and efficient!). Here’s to not letting the cold hold us back from getting the job done.

Harvesting Your Bounty

As the growing season comes to a halt, be sure to harvest your final edible blooms and vegetables. Hand Pruners, also called Pruning Shears, Pruning Scissors, or Secateurs, are the best tool to gather your bounty. Our Hand Pruners are designed to precision cut plants and flowers under one inch thick – perfect for gathering late autumn harvests like cabbage and cauliflower.

Ditching The Dead Branches

Fall is the perfect time to shed dead, damaged, or diseased branches from the trees in your yard. Reach for one of our Manual Tree Pruners for pruning and trimming – they’re handheld and designed for small to medium-sized trees and shrubs. As always, when using manual these tools, it’s important to follow proper safety procedures and choose the right tool for the job. Long-handled pruners are best used for reaching high branches, while hand-held pruners are great for low-lying branches. By scrapping these unhealthy branches, you will keep your trees and shrubs thriving and well-maintained, ensuring you’re putting your best branch forward for seasons to follow.

Make Way For A Healthier Space

Seasonal cleanups are essential in keeping your lawn in tip-top shape year-round. Let autumn be your reminder to give your outdoor space a little refresh before winter’s harsh conditions come around. Removing leaf clutter and addressing pesky weeds are two great ways to protect your lawn. Grab your trusty rake to remove leaf clutter that otherwise would smother your space. Then, pick up our Heavy Duty Weeder, the ultimate tool for tackling deep-rooted weeds. This chore is made much easier and comfier with our tool’s extra leverage, easy cutting, and soft grip handle.

Looking Ahead To Spring Blooms

Lastly, once you’ve cleaned up your garden, you can look ahead to spring by planting beautiful bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils. Our ergonomic Heavy Duty Trowel is the perfect tool for tough digging and planting these spring blooms. Plus, this tool’s comfortable grip and integrated hang holes make it super easy to use. Spring will be here in no time, so get to planting now – future ‘you’ will be so grateful!

Our tools are ready to help anywhere (and anytime) there is work to be done. Browse our tools and learn more about how they can assist your fall gardening tasks by visiting here.