Garden lovers will not cease to work outdoors even in winter, because they can arrange their balcony or terrace. There are several things you can do outside, even in winter: dried flowers can be replaced with evergreen ones, such as pine, laurel, rosemary or wild buxus. It is recommended distance planting, so between evergreen plants remain enough space for flowering plants, such as hellebore, winter jasmine and Erica meat. After the winter, these plants can later make room for spring plants such as primroses or snowdrops.
However, winter is the ideal time to closely study your garden: Where the snow melts fastest? Where is frost stronger or less strong? The answers to these questions will help you to better plan your gardening planting next year and to choose the more moderate positions in the garden, suitable to susceptible plants. You must consider a few things to make sure your balcony or terrace continues to leave a good impression in winter:
• The pots should be examined regularly to see if there are any pests. It is recommended once a week.
• If it snows abundantly clear large amounts of snow on plants, so the twigs don’t break.
• Also, winter is the best time to replace trellises. If climbing plants do not have flowers or leaves, trellises can be upgraded simply and easily.
• The roots of freshly planted plants often go out of the ground when frost comes. If this happens, the roots should be pressed carefully back.
• Protect pots against strong winds. To prevent gusts of wind to topple plants, you can place them in a corner where there is no wind, on a balcony or a terrace, or you can put the smaller pots together with the larger and heavier ones, thus better protected.
Unfortunately, watering is often neglected in colder days. But it is important for plants to have enough water in winter. So remember to water them even in the colder months of the year! Remember that plants need watering in frost-free days. Suffice it once a week. The best time is late afternoon, when the soil is thawed. Since soil temperature and water should be similar, we do not recommend using warm water. The ideal temperature is between 8 ° C and 15 ° C. In either case, excess water must be able to drain. Protective materials for winter, such as coating sheet, jute and straw should not be too wet because it may lose the effect of isolation, unable to offset such temperature fluctuations.
A beautifully decorated terrace or balcony liked by garden lovers any time of year, and you can quickly and easily create beautiful designs in winter, with a few tweaks here and there. However, all decorations must withstand wind and tolerate snow, rain and ice. Tables on the balcony and terrace are ideal for decorations of all kinds. For example, you can use pine twigs or other perennials in combination with lights, bows or figures. Cut flowers can also be included in the winter. If you place the table in front of a window, you can enjoy it every time you look out. Lights included in the decorations look great at night and create the perfect atmosphere in a winter evening…