While most people think of spring when they think of landscaping, the truth is that if you want a beautiful yard in the spring, you need to take steps now to make sure that it will be beautiful once the warm weather arrives. Here are five landscaping tasks you need to do before winter hits to ensure that your yard will be ready for spring.
Ready Your Yard For Fall With These Landscaping Tips
1. Mow the Lawn
Mowing the lawn only as long as it continues to grow isn’t just convenient; it is good for the lawn as well. If your lawn is too short, the roots won’t have enough protection from the cold, and you may have bare spots in the spring. If your grass is too long, you may have mold and rot issues.
2. Rake the Leaves
Neglect to rake your leaves and you’ll be regretting it come spring. Grass still needs light and air in the winter. Leaves left on the ground can cause your grass to die, to become moldy or to get a disease. Rake the leaves up before winter hits and your landscaping will thank you in the spring.
3. Water the Grass
Grass and landscaping also needs water in the winter. If you live in an area that receives a good amount of snow, that should be enough. Otherwise, you may still need to water the lawn occasionally as well to keep it looking its best come spring.
4. Aerate the Soil
Aerating your lawn is essential for helping fertilizer, water and air to get to your grass’s roots. Aerating your lawn is incredibly difficult in the winter, when the ground is frozen, so be sure to aerate your lawn before the temperatures drop.
Don’t wait until your landscaping is already growing to fertilize it. Fertilize your landscaping before winter hits so the soil can soak in the nutrients all winter long. Then, when spring comes, you’ll have nutrient-rich soil and hardy plant growth.
Get Help With Winter Landscaping Prep
If you’re looking for ways to get your home or business ready for colder weather, our team can help. Along with landscape design, our experts can provide services for all of your other landscape needs, including landscape garden planting, outdoor kitchen landscaping and more.
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