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In cold regions, mulching at the end of the season -- after the plants are dormant and the ground freezes -- prevents heaving by reducing fluctuations in soil temperature. Mulch can also add beauty to the winter garden.

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Nothing is more important to a garden than water, but the guesswork behind it -- figuring out the amount of water each plant needs and how long to keep the water trained on the greenery -- can make it seem like an endless chore. There are, however, a number of tools that make the job significantly easier.