Winter months in Wisconsin can be very harsh on your home’s landscaping. Here are some helpful tips to keep these areas looking healthy and beautiful after the snow melts.
1.) Winter winds can cause Evergreen branches to turn brown and die. These areas of “Winter Burn” can, generally, be pruned off to ensure further healthy development for these plants. If there is significant winter burn damage to a plant, we recommend removing the plant and installing a new one in that location that is better-suited to handling the harsh winter winds.
2.) Prune any broken or cracked limbs off of large trees and shrubs that may have been damaged over the winter months. Be sure to remove any limbs that have fallen and inspect all large trees for any other significant damage.
3.) Check plants for salt damage. Driveway and walkway salt can be very damaging to certain types of plants. Prune off any minor salt damage to plants. Replace plants in the spring with more salt-tolerant plants as needed.
4.) Clear off any lingering snow, ice, and debris from plants, shrubs, patios, and walkways. Check for any new cracks in concrete or any areas that may have settled between autumn and spring.
5.) Inspect all downspouts, downspout pipes, and downspout extensions to make sure they are all in working order and connected properly. Make any repairs and modifications as needed.
To repair any damage that may have occurred to your landscaping over the last season, book your free on-site consultation with us today!
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