Bring Plants Inside
Although this tip does not pertain to the actual tending of a garden, it is still worth adding here. Some plants will not survive the harsh climate of the winter months; if you want them to survive until next spring, they need shelter.
This tip is for those who like to grow annuals and perennials in pots year-round. It is pretty simple to follow: move your containers either inside or into a garage/greenhouse when the first frost hits. When the weather warms up, take your plants back outside for one to two weeks. There is a method to this madness: following these steps will permit the plants to acclimate better to change in growing conditions. A sudden shift in temperatures may be detrimental to plant health, making this step crucial to a healthy garden.