Preparing Your Landscaping for Winter

Winter will be here before we know it, and while the first snow might not happen for a little while, preparing your commercial landscape for winter can help protect it from damage. If you don’t already have a plan in place, now is the time to start thinking about getting your space ready for the changing seasons.

Clean Up

First, you need to remove any dead plants or fallen leaves from trees and plants if you haven’t already done so. Now is an excellent time to trim up the branches of any trees, as they shouldn’t be trimmed during peak summer. You may even consider planting some foliage that will thrive during the winter season.

Be sure to Aerate

This is a step that’s frequently overlooked, but it’s so important. Aeration allows the soil to get added nutrients important for your landscape to survive the winter. Using fertilizer can be especially helpful at this time.

Swap Over to Winter Watering

As the seasons change, foliage needs different levels of water. Also, temperature changes mean that your irrigation systems could freeze. This can be incredibly frustrating, not to mention costly, to repair or replace. Rather than worrying about that, ensure your irrigation systems are winterized properly before the season gets underway.

Use Mulch

Mulch is an excellent tool for landscaping. While it always looks nice, it also serves an extra purpose. Mulch helps to protect sensitive plants by working to insulate them. It locks in nutrients and moisture. It can also help keep things looking tidy all season long.

Schedule Your Landscaping Service

Getting your landscape ready for the changing seasons is our top priority. If you’re ready to get your outdoor space taken care of, contact the team at Bumgardners today.

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