Gardening is 90 percent soil and 10 percent plants – the work that goes unseen in the soil reflects in the health of the garden. Visitors to your garden will rarely (if ever) comment on your soil but will admire your roses and savour the flavour of home grown produce for months.

Winter is the perfect time to take stock of your garden before spring planting occurs and the heat of summer hits.

It has been proven that a strong healthy plant can fend off pests and diseases and bounce back after external stress, such as drought.

When taking stock of your winter garden, look at existing garden beds and vegie patch maintenance as well as areas for winter and spring planting.

Follow our simple steps for winter soil renewal.