When it comes to keeping your home in Berks County looking beautiful, your garden is very important, as it can help sell your home faster. There are plenty of things to remember when preparing your garden for the coming seasons. Here are a few tips to get things started.

Tossing Dead Plants

A good start would be removing plants that are infested with bugs and disease. These problems can worsen over the winter. It is not recommended to dump these plants into your compost pile. If you're able to, burn them, or bag them for trash.

Preparing Perennials

When cutting back your perennials, do not to cut them down further than 4-6 inches above ground. Also, don't cut them before before the plant is done for the season, so the energy stored up in the plant can flow down into the main part of the plant, where is stays until the spring.

Leave the Pretty Plants

If you don't want your garden to look like a plague hit your garden, leave plants that look pretty and will stay stable through the winter as they are. They could also be very important to next years critters such as butterflies eggs, early bird nests and other important spring life.

Remove Messy Leaves

Not only will your yard and garden look better without a layer of leaves, but it helps keep your plants safe from rotting and harboring bugs or disease. Make sure to remove all the weeds too, before the ground becomes unpleasant to work with.

Putting Down Compost Cover

Keep your ground healthy with a layer of compost. It is the best way to ensure your plants can be healthy and that your garden stays looking beautiful. Laying down a layer of compost from 1-6 inches thick will help replenish the ground with crucial nutrients. A good choice for compost is something with a balance of green and brown matter or composted manure.

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