Don’t let procrastination get the better of you – there’s plenty of growing that occurs before winter. Start work now to ensure your lawn is ready for cold weather. Keep reading to learn what you can do in the garden this season.
Just because it is colder outside doesn’t signify you are off the hook for mowing. So, continue to mow the lawn until your grass stops growing. Even though this may be done in spring, autumn is a great time to aerate the turf. Lawn aeration allows water, oxygen, and fertilizer access to roots within the ground.
When done with fertilization, you may give your lawn the nutrients it needs to survive during winter. In addition, ensure to eliminate weeds developing around your yard. You want your residential landscape looking healthy by spring time.
Avoid frost cracking by wrapping your tree trunks. This prevents damage to them in the wintertime when sun-warmed sap quickly freezes at night and causes the bark to split. Moreover, mulching assists your yard for winter by protecting plants against colder temperatures. Also, spread mulch 1 to 2 inches away from tree trunks to prevent stems and bark rotting.
When the snow arrives, it will be worth it to be prepared. So, hiring a landscape company that provides snow removal services before winter will be beneficial. At Atlantic Maintenance Group, our snow removal experts can manage properties of any size and respond quickly when winter weather hits.
Landscape Cleanup & Maintenance
- Now is the best time to rake leaves so they don’t smother the turf. Otherwise, mow the lawn and collect the mix of shredded leaves and clippings to use as mulch to add to your compost pile.
- Reduce the chance of insects overwintering in the debris by trimming your garden to give it a neater appearance.
- All those fall leaves are great to start a compost pile. The mix of brown and green materials accelerates the composting process.
- Prepare for the following growing season and clean and sharpen garden tools before storing them away. Also, disconnect the garden hose, drain it, and keep it with your garden tools. In addition, wipe down outdoor furniture and store it under cover.
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