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Landscaping Advice for Winter

Posted on: November 14, 2014

It’s going to be a cold winter. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the winter will be long and cold with plenty of precipitation, which means now is the time to start prepping your plants and landscaping! By following a few tips, you can keep your lawn healthy year round!

For help getting your yard ready for the colder months, contact the Maryland landscaping experts at Four Seasons today!

How to Keep Your Plants Safe

With the upcoming snow season expected to be nearly as brutal as last winter’s, it is time to start preparing your landscape for it. By taking the time to prep your lawn for cold and snow, you can see massive dividends in the spring! Here are some chores to get done before it starts snowing:

  • Prune your plants. Fall is a good time to prune plants, add new plants, and freshen up your mulch. Typical pruning at this time of year involves cutting back perennials that are done blooming for the season as well as summer growth from evergreen shrubs.
  • Prepare your plants for snow. Many have learned the hard way the impact a heavy snow season can have on the health of your plants. Damage from the sheer weight of the snow can physically crush plants as it either piles up on them or falls off overhead roofs. You can avoid this by tying the plants up with simple string. However, if a heavy snow storm is being called for, tying a piece of string around it to keep the plant from splitting due to the weight of the snow only works one or two days before a storm. It is not recommended to leave them like this for the entire winter season.
  • Feed your lawn. Fall is also a great time to feed your lawn. A few healthy feedings at this time of year can make a huge difference in the springtime. It establishes a strong root system for the grass, developing a fuller lawn in the springtime.

Contact Four Seasons Today

If you’re in need of landscaping assistance prior to the winter months, contact the landscaping experts at Four Seasons today! With decades of experience running and maintaining our own nursery, we can help make sure your lawn is set up to be the beautiful space you want once it gets warm again.


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