How To Get Your Landscaping Ready For Winter? – Online Free Press release news distribution
Winter can do great damage to people’s beautiful courtyards. There is additional landscaping for Toronto residents to take care of as so much snow falls in the city during winter. In order for things to look good for next spring, it’s important that people take care of their plants, shrubs, and trees before the temperature drops.
If your landscape isn’t prepared for winter, you could be quite busy in spring. Follow the tips below to make sure your property is ready for the cold.
Make sure your lawn is ready to meet Jack Frost
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a lawn? Grass, everyone loves a lawn full of lush green grasses. If you want beautiful grass in springtime, it is important to take care of it now. Make sure to rake up all of the leaves before the snow falls and remove any residue.
If there is anything left on the lawn that could choke the grass, it will likely not get well once the snow melts. Failure to rake before snow falls can stunt the grass or even kill it. Ouch! To ensure the grass grows back healthily, it should be trimmed to 2 to 2.5 inches one final time before winter.
Here’s a great tip for one of the nicest lawns in the neighborhood. Always aerate and fertilize your lawn just before the first freeze of the season. The fertilizer is not needed during the resting phase, but once everything starts to thaw, the grass can really benefit from its nutrients.
Protect plants, shrubs and trees
One of the best things you can do is get mulch to protect all of the plants, shrubs, and trees on your property. It can be used as additional protection against extreme cold. Ideally, each plant should have a 2 inch layer of mulch to help maintain the correct soil temperature for the roots.
Antiperspirants can be used to reduce water loss from leaves, and burlap can be wrapped around trees and shrubs to act as a shield. If you find that branches look like they can hold a lot of snow, they should be tied together so that it is easier for you to brush snow off the trees.
Final thoughts: prepare your landscape for winter
If you take the necessary steps to make sure your landscape is prepared for the harsh winter weather in Toronto each year, you can ensure that you have a beautiful garden once things warm up again. If you work a little before the first freeze, you won’t have to work a lot once everything is thawed.
Once again, what to keep in mind when landscaping in winter is that salt damage can occur. If salt or flux gets too close to your plants, shrubs, or trees, it’s a good idea to flush the soil with plenty of water to remove the excess salt.
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