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Seasonal Guide to Lawn and Landscape Care – Winter

Seasonal Guide to Lawn and Landscape Care - Winter

Here is a guide on proper lawn and landscape care during the winter season.

Winter takes its toll on landscapes and lawns, and special landscape care is necessary . This is especially true for landscapes that get plenty of ice and snow. When you combine those elements with overall cold climates, your landscape will be much more vulnerable. In short, you’ll have to take measures to protect your yard during these harsh times. Here is a guide on proper lawn and landscape care during the winter season.

Get Ready for When Your Lawn Goes Dormant

During winter months, your lawn will sleep, but before that happens, you need to prepare your lawn for its long winter dormancy period. By raking your leaves and removing any debris from the ground, it becomes easier for your grass to grow. You want to avoid smothering your grass, which would otherwise cause it to die out quickly.

Additionally, you should cut your grass and keep the height between 3-3.5 inches. However, on your final lawn cutting prior to the winter, you should decrease the height by one inch – for a trim down to 2-2.5 inches. This protects new growth and makes it harder for pests to feed on your lawn.

Lastly, you should aerate and fertilize your lawn prior to the first freeze of the season. While the lawn is dormant, it may not use the fertilizer, however, once the weather get warmer, those nutrients will be consumed.

Keep Shrubs and Trees Protected

Your shrubs and trees also need protection during winter. To start, simply apply a two to three-inch layer of mulch around them. Mulch is a valuable resource that helps plants retain water, and keep erosion in check. In addition, mulch can help regulate soil temperature.

Along with mulching, pruning your plants is a crucial task during winter. You should wait until it’s late into short period before any new growths start to develop.  You’ll also want to use anti-transpirants on your trees and plants because they minimize the amount of water loss your plants sustain. Finally, for those evergreens in your landscape design, you can shield them by using burlap wrapping. This will keep winds and salt spray from impacting them. Landscape care prior to harsh winter months is key to protecting your lawn, trees, and shrubs.

Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help

If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.

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