Just like stores always prepare for holidays in advance, you should get your lawn ready for the colder months. It may only be October, but it’s never too early to start thinking about winter’s impact on your property. Avoid potential damage by taking action now. Here are some essential landscape maintenance tasks to complete before the cold weather sets in.
First things first, clean up your garden beds by removing dead flowers, plants, and leaves that can harbor pests and disease. The amount of debris that can be left over is astonishing, so be sure to get down and dirty to get this cleared out. Along with that, you should also consider adding a layer of compost to enrich the soil for the upcoming growing season.
After that, it is time to start moving up from the ground to the air. Trimming your trees and shrubs by removing any dead or damaged branches will help promote healthier trees and prevent fallen branches during storms. After all, when inclement weather hits, it can cause many problems, so the last thing you want is the added issues of fallen branches.
Our last suggestion is one that might be a little different for some. Aerating your lawn is an effective way to have deep root growth by creating small holes in the soil. This allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil and prepare it for spring growth. For those who have plans for planting come warmer months, this is an essential step for you.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to prepare your property with these key landscape maintenance tasks. Contact Land Care Landscape Management to learn more about our comprehensive landscaping services today!