Winterizing your Landscape

It’s hard to believe that winter will be here in just three weeks — bringing snow, colder temperatures, and festive holidays. But aside from the beauty of the season, there are a few things that need to be taken care of, before you can enjoy (endure) everything that winter has to offer.

winterizing your landscape

  1. Seeding. Instead of leaving your grass to die, re-seeding it can be the best thing to help it grow once the spring hits. By doing this and a little aerating, you’re making your lawn less susceptible to disease by introducing new grass types into the ground.
  2. Continue Watering. Your plants do experience dry conditions during the winter, and they need moisture to stay alive. For shrubs and trees make sure you’re giving them some form of hydration.
  3. Sprinklers. Winterizing your sprinkler system can also help prevent damage to your system, and your home. Blow out the water and moisture and cover the backflow preventer to defend against any freezing that might occur. Your landscaping company can help with this 🙂
  4. Cut back and fertilize. Cut back some of the stems on your perennials and trees to allow for them to grow when the next season hits. Before freezes, cover their general area with a bit of mulch, hay, or pine needles in order to prevent a ton of critters from digging and feasting on your plants

There’s clearly a lot to be done at your home in term of keeping your home in check when temperatures finally begin to creep back up. If you’re short on time and need a hand, Ambrosio Landscapes is your viable option for the maintenance you need to keep your home in tip-top shape. From  custom fixtures to simple fall maintenance, we have everything needed to keep your home in the best shape possible.