A Winter Garden Maintenance Guide

A Winter Garden Maintenance Guide

Winter is well and truly in; throughout the winter months, Brisbane experiences a dry season. There are lesser rains, and plants grow slower during winter.

This slowed period of plant growth is the perfect time to give your garden a clean-up. While a clean-up will keep your garden looking fresh, it will also prepare your plants for better growth once spring comes around.

To help you get the most out of your winter garden maintenance, I have compiled a brief winter garden maintenance guide. By following this guide, you’ll know best how to maintain your garden throughout the winter months.

Remove fallen foliage and de-weed your garden

With the beginning of winter, the last autumn leaves will drop. This is the ideal time to remove fallen leaves, sticks, twigs and bark from your garden. If you don’t do so, the foliage will soon start forming mulch, harbouring pests. Make sure to rake your garden thoroughly to remove all fallen foliage.

While you should remove fallen foliage, you should also de-weed your garden during June. This will stop weed seeds from germinating once winter is over. To get rid of weeds from your garden, you can choose to hand weed completely or use a selective weed killer. De-weeding will also give your garden a neater appearance.

Prune your shrubs and mow your lawn

During the winter months, the top and border branches of some of your shrubs, bushes and plants will die. Prune away all dead and dying shrubs, plants and bushes. While de-heading dying plants and shrubs will make your garden look tidier, it will also promote new growth when spring arrives.

You should also mow your lawn during winter to promote better growth during spring. However, make sure to raise your mowing blades higher than usual. This is because your lawn won’t grow as much during the winter months.

Remove garden waste with a skip bin

As you give your garden a clean-up during winter, you will end up with a lot of garden waste to get rid. The easiest and most effective way of getting rid of this garden waste is by hiring walk-in garden skip bins from us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

Regardless of the amount of garden waste you need to get rid of, you can use our garden skips for efficient waste disposal. Just hire one of our skips, and we’ll get it delivered to your location anywhere across Brisbane Southside.

Our garden skip bins also offer walk-in access, so you can easily carry your waste into the bin using wheelbarrows. Once you’re done filling your garden waste into the skip, our rubbish removers will take care of proper waste disposal.

Plant new crops

After you’ve just cleaned out your garden, it is the ideal time to plant new crops. Planting new seeds during winter will allow the seeds to germinate as soon as spring arrives.

Whether you’re looking to grow some veggies or some new plants, winter is the ideal time to plant new crops. Make sure to plant your crops after de-weeding and cleaning out your garden.


Winter is the ideal time to give your garden a clean-up to prepare it for the upcoming spring. To clean up your garden during winter, remove all fallen leaves and twigs and de-weed your garden completely. Prune your shrubs and mow your lawn. While doing all of this will give your garden a better look, it will also promote better growth during spring.

And, to get rid of your garden waste easily and effectively, hire our walk-in garden skip bins at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

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