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3 Easy Steps to Put a Garden to Bed

3 Easy Steps to Put a Garden to Bed

When a local gardener extraordinaire, Julianne, was asked how to put the garden to bed in the easiest way possible for that special person who has very little time, she said, “Oh, it is easy! It just takes three simple steps!”

Well, here they are! Three simple steps to put your garden to bed in the best way possible for the winter:

1. Cut back any plants that sleep for the winter (which means anything that isn’t green, a shrub, or a tree).

2. Rake around the plants to clear away any the cut off plants, leaves, and other debris.

3. Lay a nice layer of mulch or organic compost around the plants.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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8:11AM PDT on May 9, 2013

love to garden and feed the birds and hedgehogs. I believe that it is important to keep one corner unkempt and wild for environmental considerations.

5:17PM PDT on May 7, 2013


4:01AM PDT on May 4, 2013

Thank you.

1:54AM PDT on May 2, 2013

thank you for sharing

4:54AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

9:22PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thank You

8:37PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Thank you!

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