Tips from our Team
Now is the time to prepare your outdoor living spaces and landscape for winter's rest! Check back on this blog to learn more all-season outdoor living and landscape maintenance tips.
Here are a few tips from our landscaping experts as you prepare for the late fall and winter seasons.
- If you have outdoor water features like a fountain or rock bubbler, pull the pump and store it in a warm, dry place.
- For water features with a basin, consult the manufacturer and/or installer for their winterizing recommendations.
- Cover any fountains and bird baths so water will not freeze in them.
- Drain your rain barrel before the first hard freeze. Open all all spigots, and remove hoses and spout diverters. Clean debris from all screen/mesh components. Rinse barrel to remove any build-up or debris. Store upside down or inside to prevent water from entering.
- A good clean-up of perennials and leaves in the fall will result in fewer plant diseases in the spring. This is a huge time-saver when you are itching to get out in the garden come spring.
- Native grasses should be cut back in the early spring so that you can continue to enjoy their movement during the winter! By cutting in the early spring before regrowth you are mimicking the prairie fires that spur new growth.
- Arborvitaes should be wrapped in burlap up to 5 - 6 feet high. This will prevent deer from winter munching!
- To protect small trees under 2 feet tall, wrap them in chicken wire and top off so deer and chipmunks won't use them for a winter snack.
These simple tips will help keep your landscape happy all winter (the deer not so much).
And remember, it's never too early to start the landscape design process! Let us help you get started on the planning process plan for spring graduations or other celebrations.
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