People often become preoccupied with holiday festivities and winter happenings and don’t think about their yard until the spring rolls around, but there are actually many activities you can do now to ensure your yard stays lush and beautiful:
- Protect your plants from freezing temperatures. Be sure to water thoroughly before a freeze, and then cover your plants with a sheet or blanket. Place a layer of plastic on top of the sheet and position it so the plastic is not actually touching the plant, the plastic can actually burn the plant when cold. Remember to remove the plastic as warmer temperatures approach because heat can accumulate under the plastic and damage the foliage.
- Aerate your yard now to increase air circulation, assist in the breakdown of organic materials, such as thatch, help sunlight reach the root system and improve moisture distribution.
- Prune trees and shrubs, it’s best to do so before new growth sprouts.
- Add mulch to discourage weeds, increase soil moisture and defend plant roots against freezing temperatures.
- To ensure a lush spring lawn, ornamental grass needs to be cut down this time of year to encourage new growth, which can be stunted by old foliage.
- Prune Crape Myrtles during the late-winter to remove weak and dead branches.
- Last, but certainly not least, winterize your irrigation system if you haven’t already done so. Water left in your pipes, valves and sprinkler heads can freeze during the cold winter months and cause serious damage to your system. We’re happy to provide winterization services or repair services, if necessary. Call today for an estimate at (804) 271-8030 or click here.