In winter, we never know what to expect. We may have snow, we may have unusually warm conditions. We may have heavy precipitation or not enough (like the late winter drought we got last year in St. Louis!). To take good care of plants this winter, it will help to know a few gardening basics to protect and get your plants through harsh, cold temperatures.
Add fresh mulch this winter for happy plants!
Every winter St. Louis experiences freezing temperatures, which can damage plants.
So, while most of us only think of mulching our yard and plant beds in the spring and summer to keep unwanted weeds at bay and to retain moisture, there are useful reasons to perform winter mulching too.