The winter season is officially here, but it’s not too late to prepare your landscape and lawn for the coming winter weather.
There are few things you can do right now to ensure your yard is ready for the warmer months. These tips can help prep your lawn for minimal maintenance once everything thaws out.
Rake up any dead leaves, remove any weeds, and move outdoor furniture into storage, as well as anything else that might be on your lawn.
The first thing you want to do is clean up your yard. Rake up any dead leaves, remove any weeds, and move outdoor furniture into storage, as well as anything else that might be on your lawn. Anything left on the grass during the winter will end up killing that section of grass, leaving unsightly brown spots. Once everything is cleaned up, you can see which plant beds need a fresh layer of mulch. If you don’t want to waste the leaves, have them ground up to act as a layer of mulch. Who doesn’t love free mulch?
When it comes to your outdoor plants and trees, winter is a great time to prune any dead leaves or flowers so they can start fresh in the Spring. Pruning them in the winter will reduce any stress that the plant might go through from losing a part of them. Additionally, if you have any young trees on your property, you should put wire mesh around the base. Various animals enjoy gnawing on the bark. With older trees, it’s not as bad, but for younger trees, it could lead to severe damage. For older trees, either tie up branches that might not handle the heavy snow or have them removed. This includes diseased or damaged limbs.
…winter is a great time to prune any dead leaves or flowers so they can start fresh in the Spring.
..one of the best things you can do is direct people away from walking on the grass.
When it comes to the snow, one of the best things you can do is direct people away from walking on the grass. Not only will it save your lawn at its weakest point, but it keeps people safe from possibly slipping on ice or slick snow. Also, keep the rock salt to a minimum. We recommend using a rock salt that’s better for the environment. This is not only better for your vegetation, but not as much ice melt is spread if the product is environmentally safe. It’ll save you money in the long run.