Prepare for Winter
Right now it's your last chance to prepare your property for winter, and to protect that curb appeal you’ve worked so hard to create. Your landscape is an investment in your property.
Here are a few tips on how to help your beautiful landscape survive the winter.
Spread Mulch and Fertilize:
Spread 2 to 3 inches of fresh mulch around shrubs and trees. We use brown hardwood root mulch. Some customers prefer black or red. Also what's important for your lawn is to install a winter fertilizer to the lawn. It will help come Spring time. If you properly prepare the lawn during the fall, it will be fine until the warm days of spring arrive once more. Make sure you fertilize and mow the lawn before the first freeze of the season.
Get Rid Of Dead And Dying:
Fall is the time to neaten your landscaping before putting it to bed for the winter. Remove dead annuals. Lightly prune dead and dying branches from shrubs and trees. Carefully remove dried blossoms from hydrangea, but don’t remove dead-looking stalks, where new buds will form in spring.
Take Care Of Your Shrubs and Trees:
Heavy snow, ice, and high winds can dry and split your delicate and pricey shrubs. Wrap shrubs, such as boxwoods, in burlap. As snow and ice build up on limbs and branches, they break under the heavy load. Hemlock, White Pine and other hedges will get out of hand if not pruned every 2-5 years. Professional pruning before winter starts gives you the opportunity to take care of your shrubs and trees before Mother Nature will.
Take Care Of Your Driveway:
It's important to get your driveway sealed before winter. This keeps water from getting in the cracks of the asphalt and causing deterioration. Sealing one's driveway before winter is critical to prolonging your driveway's life.
Follows these tips and your property will be in good shape come next Spring!
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