Best Practices for Home & Garden Improvement plus Tips for Winter Gardening

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The garden around your home is more than just a collection of trees, shrubs, and lawns. There is direct connectivity between them and your body. Every breath you take comes from them and every exhalation you make goes to them. It applies to your family, pets and every other living and moving to be in your home. Garden is the protection mechanism which keeps the temperature down to manageable levels. The trees in the garden absorb heat, humidity, and pollutants. They keep your home hygienic, healthy and free from uncomfortable elements.

Winter Gardening  

Your garden is more than a place to grow flowers and fruits. You can also grow small and medium-sized vegetable plants, spice plants, and herbs needed for your home and family needs. Some of the plants that grow well in your home garden are

  • Spring onions
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Parsley, etc

The herbal plants in your garden keep the air clean and healthy. They can also act as emergency home medicine ingredients. Some of them are

  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Neem
  • Lemon
  • Mint
  • Coriander
  • Pepper etc

These plants grow in any season including winter.

Winter Trees

Paper-Bark Maple

You can grow paper-back maple as a winter tree in your garden. It is very small in size and suitable for mini-gardens. The tree has many interesting features like

  • Colorful bark and branches
  • Strong Roots
  • Very good winter color for leaves
  • Green flowers
  • Winged seed fruits
  • Slow growth rate
  • Minimal maintenance


The strawberry is the next tree you can consider for the winter season in your garden. The tree can grow to a maximum height of nine feet. Most of the trees have multiple trunks and branches. The leaves are normally 3.5” to 3.8” long with an oblong shape. Some of the interesting features are

  • Multiple subspecies
  • Frequent flowering and fruit-bearing
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Self-preserving characteristics
  • Resistant to infections

There are several other tree species which you can plant in your winter garden. They provide flowers and fruits apart from shade and protection from the pollutants. You have to care for your garden by regularly cleaning, watering and fertilizing the plants and trees without ignoring any of the aspects.

Gardening Tools

You can have a reasonable inventory of gardening tools to keep it clean, hygienic, and healthy. Some of the most commonly used tools are

  • Spade
  • Hoe
  • Mattock
  • Pruning tools
  • Shearing tools
  • Lopping tools
  • Chain saw
  • Garden knife
  • Lawnmower etc

You should have sufficient training in using the gardening tools in the initial stages. Once you get experience, it becomes a simple task. Practice and patience are the two key parameters which you have to remember for the gardening expertise. Winter garden is one of the most complex procedures, which needs special skills. You can hire the services of a professional arborist and gardener to simplify the tasks.

Thanks to our friend at Sunshine Coast Tree Lopping for this awesome guide on home and garden improvement.

Sunshine Coast Tree Lopping Caloundra
32 Coraki St,
Caloundra QLD 4551
(07) 5646 3675