Gardening Tips for Winter in North Texas

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While winters in Texas are usually moderate, there are still periods of freezing weather and your lawn and garden still need care and protection. Here are some tips for how to care for your North Texas landscape. Autumn Prep for Winter In October, start by doing an invasive weed-picking session. Start off with clean garden beds and shrubbery bases to prepare for winter. Remove any dead plants and debris. This will help eliminate nesting areas for pests and breeding grounds for disease. Prepare your newly cleared-out garden beds by adding compost. Winter is a good time for soil to absorb nutrients. Add about 3 inches of compost material to the beds in early November. It will slowly decompose over the …

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