5 tips for collecting and cleaning trees and bushes in gardens
Winter is a period of rest for gardeners and garden owners. Gardeners and garden owners therefore have a lot of work to do to make the garden beautiful and well-kept next spring season. The land is being prepared for winter dormancy and spring planting and sowing.
- A long period of falling of dry leaves from the trees – the period of falling of dry leaves can be long because the leaves should be allowed to fall naturally from the trees. Gardeners sometimes want to speed up the process of leaf fall in some woody and shrubby plants. This is achieved by “shaking the trees”. Remains of flowers and set fruits should also be removed from the plant. Thus, the plant can save nutrients before winter. In autumn, dry, damaged (due to disease, wind or pest attacks) and broken branches should be cut. The “hedge” and decorative bushes should be thinned (or shaped for the last time in the growing season). Get the right tools for these jobs.
- Gloves are always useful in the garden – Leaves, soil, tools and branches (which can sometimes be prickly and sharp) are caught with hands. Autumn is a period with plenty of cold days, so hands should be protected from the cold. It is necessary to have appropriate garden gloves that fit easily and provide protection.
- Cutting thick branches on trees – A short and strong hand saw is the best tool for cutting dry branches in tree tops and thick branches of trees and bushes. Branches of all thicknesses can be easily cut with a manual saw.
- Cleaning under bushes and hedges – A rake or a metal broom is used to collect dry leaves. A rake and a metal broom are also useful tools for clearing areas under bushes and hedges. Fallen leaves in these places can be a shelter for numerous parasites. Numerous harmful insects also live at the base of the plant (on the bark, in the axils of the leaves, in the cracks of the trees, etc.) during autumn. Some insects stay throughout the winter, some insects lay eggs during the fall and thus survive the entire winter, and some insects are in the larval stage. With thorough cleaning under the branches, the parasites that are on the leaves are removed (and the parasites on the lower parts remain unprotected, thus hindering their development). Parasites become visible with the removal of leaves. Thus, the gardener can decide on any necessary chemical treatment of the plant (according to the number of parasites). This is done to protect the plant. The pesticide has uninterrupted contact with the parasite.
- Cleaning and cutting the bushes – every year it is necessary to perform a strong pruning of the bushes or at least remove some redundant branches (too old branches or branches with bad orientation in space). Autumn is therefore a suitable time for these jobs before the start of the rest period. The plant will still have enough time for the section to heal before the appearance of winter frost. Vegetable juices have already been reduced to a minimum. Use sharp disinfecting scissors. For each cutting of the plant, disinfect the scissors again. Every cutting stroke should be clean and smooth.