If you haven’t prepared your lawn and garden for winter, don’t wait any longer! Before you know it, there will be snow on the ground and it’ll be too late to perform any maintenance. Thanksgiving is this week, which means this could be your last chance to wrap up and landscaping odds and ends before the cold weather sets in. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you out this season. Take a look:
November Landscaping Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter
- Bring pots, houseplants, and tropical plants indoors. These will not survive the harsh temperatures of the winter. To keep them alive, move them inside and water them regularly throughout the winter.
- Rake & Fertilize. It’s important to keep the grass healthy through the winter months. Be sure to rake up leaves before snowfall, and lay winter fertilizer so grass can continue to thrive.
- Plant bulbs. Before the ground freezes, plant bulbs that will bloom in late spring.
- Water. It’s important to keep the ground moist, especially if you have planted bulbs. Before the ground freezes, be sure to water evergreens if there has been little rainfall.
- Mow one last time. The last time you mow, you should lower the height to about ½ inch. This helps to “harden” the grass, and protect it from damage of the freezing temperatures and the snow.
- Save your plants! Hungry rabbits, deer, and other animals will have full access to your winter plants if you don’t enclose them. Protect plants with chicken wire or hardware cloth so they aren’t eaten.
- Prune. Cut back the braches on trees where needed. If your area experiences heavy snowfall this season, the snow could weigh down on the branches, causing them to fall and possibly damage property. By taking care of low hanging branches now, you can avoid this issue in the future.
If you have more questions about fall and winter landscaping, want to know what else you can do to prepare your yard, or would rather hire a professional to do the job for you, contact Evergreen Gene’s. We will rake leaves, and winterize plants shrubs and trees. We even have a snow removal service available for the winter months! To get started with Evergreen Gene’s, give us a call at 410-766-6877, or visit our contact page. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.