Smart Landscaping Choices for a Beautiful Winter

As the chill of winter sets in, it’s crucial to pay special attention to your landscape. At Bumgardners Landscape Management, we’ve seen a few common mistakes that can hinder the beauty and health of your outdoor space during these colder months—our advice on what to avoid for a thriving winter landscape.

Overlooking Winter Maintenance

Winter isn’t a time to ignore your landscape; it’s a time to prepare and protect it. Refrain from following basic maintenance like pruning, mulching, and protecting sensitive plants can lead to damage that becomes evident in spring. Regular check-ups by our team can ensure that your landscape remains in top condition throughout the winter.

Forgetting About Plant Sensitivity

Not all plants are equal when it comes to withstanding cold temperatures. Understanding which plants in your landscape are sensitive to cold and need extra protection is vital. We can help identify these plants and provide solutions like covering them or adding extra mulch for insulation.

Improper Pruning

Pruning is beneficial, but only when done correctly. Over-pruning or pruning at the wrong time can stress your plants and inhibit spring growth. Our experts understand the specific pruning needs of each plant in your landscape, ensuring healthy growth year-round.

Ignoring Watering Needs

Even in winter, plants need water. However, over-watering or watering at the wrong time can be detrimental, especially when temperatures fall to freezing. We can guide you on the proper watering schedule for your landscape to prevent root rot and other water-related issues.

Using Too Much De-Icer

While safety is paramount, and icy walkways need to be treated, overuse of de-icing products can harm your plants and soil. We recommend using de-icers sparingly and choosing plant-friendly options. Our team can also help with effective snow and ice removal strategies that minimize landscape damage.

Neglecting Hardscapes

Your walkways, patios, and other hardscapes also need attention during winter. Cracks or damages can worsen with the freeze-thaw cycle. We offer services to maintain and protect your hardscapes, preventing costly repairs in the future.

Forgetting About Wildlife

Winter is a tough time for wildlife; sometimes, your landscape can become an unintended target for hungry animals. We can suggest effective strategies to protect your plants from being nibbled on by local animals.

Let Us Help You Avoid These Mistakes

At Bumgardners Landscape Management, we’re passionate about helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy landscape, no matter the season. By avoiding these common winter landscaping mistakes, you’re setting your outdoor space up for success in the spring.

Contact us today to discuss your winter landscaping needs. We’re here to provide the expertise and care your landscape deserves. Remember, a little attention in winter can lead to a stunning payoff in spring!

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