The winter season will be upon us shortly. Whether you’re excited for the crisp and snow-covered landscape, or you just can’t wait for spring, it’s always pleasing to have an appealing yard to look forward to once winter melts away. For that reason, we’ve decided to create a list of simple maintenance practices that can be done before the snow falls to help preserve your exterior landscape throughout this upcoming season.
Clear out weeds and grasses throughout your bed areas
Not only will your house and yard appear and feel neater and cleaner, but potential areas for rodents and pests to call their home for the winter will be minimized. This simple maintenance technique will prevent unwanted critters from damaging your yard.
Water your plants
If your hose is not already put away for the winter, we recommend watering plants prior to the ground freezing. This allows your perennials and trees to have water reserves throughout the winter months, ensuring healthy continued development into the spring.
Remove leaves throughout the property as they fall!
This is, by far, the most important step in winter landscape preparation. Leaving leaves on lawn areas can significantly impact and damage your grass. Additionally, by clearing out all gutters of leaves, sticks, and debris, you can prevent drainage problems like over-flowage and, subsequently, hydrostatic pressure near the foundation of your home.
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