To get a high yield from an orchard, it is important to properly care for your garden trees in the fall. Preparing trees for winter consists of a number of activities, which include fertilization, pruning, treatment from diseases and pests. Digging and moistening the soil is also important. If all these procedures are carried out before the arrival of the first frost, then this will facilitate the overwintering of the garden, as well as preserve a good harvest.
As soon as the last harvest from trees and shrubs has been collected, it is time to start preparing the garden for wintering. It is necessary to carry out a number of important measures that will increase their winter hardiness, namely:
strengthening the immune system;
reducing the volume of the branches;
protection against diseases, pests;
whitewashing of trees;
Such procedures allow plants to withstand severe frosts or harsh thaws. If you skip a stage, then in the spring you will have to make up for everything, and this can cause a lack of harvest or the death of a plant.
In the fall, caring for fruit trees and a vegetable garden includes certain procedures that are recommended to be done depending on the month. In September, you need to start harvesting, as well as planting fruit trees and shrubs. In October, shoots are cut and removed, as well as tops. In addition, the boles are whitewashed. In November, fallen leaves and cut branches are collected, digging and feeding of each trunk or shrub is carried out.
Proper autumn orchard care begins in September and ends two weeks before the first frost. In order not to miss anything, it is recommended to draw up a preliminary plan depending on the region of residence, and based on it, carry out all the relevant activities. The main actions for caring for a garden include:
a carrion from the ground is collected, pests are destroyed;
planting young seedlings in October, when there are frequent rains and a significant cooling is felt;
pruning fruiting plants;
whitewashing of tree trunks;
carry out preventive work against fungus and rot;
processing branches and trunks from insects hidden inside;
collection of fallen leaves and cut branches, their burning;
digging in trees;
feeding and fertilizing plants.
If necessary, the plants are insulated and protected from rodents. Young seedlings should be especially carefully protected, as they are more exposed to the attack of rodents and pests.