You know that winter is always just around the corner, and it might already be snowy in your neck of the woods. If you still have time to prepare your yard for the winter, take these steps to make sure that your yard looks great when spring rolls on in this year.
1. Clear debris from your yard.
This includes dead grass, leaves, and other lawn mess. Otherwise, you may find your yard building up a layer of moss and fungus that may lead to disease for the entirety of your beautiful landscape. Provide your lawn with a solid raking to ensure that there is plenty of air for it to breathe. Want to go the extra mile? Poke holes with spikes for better drainage.
2. Mow it low.
Mow your grass slightly shorter than normal. This will help to ensure that the bottom of your grass gets plenty of attention from the sun.
3. Pull out dead or dying annuals.
Unfortunately, many flowers die around this time. It is important to pull these out and discard them to prevent rot, but also if you want to keep your yard looking fresh.
4. Turn off sprinklers.
If you live somewhere where it freezes, it is time to turn off the sprinklers. Otherwise, you might end up with frozen and burst pipes. Plus, turning off the sprinklers will help you save money on your water bill. You might also consider draining your sprinkler lines while you are at it.
5. Wrap shrubs that are sensitive to the cold.
It might be time to start warming up shrubs and flower bushes that struggle in the cold. A bit of a cover-up could very well contain heat and keep your plants alive during a particularly harsh season.
6. Introduce winter-resistant plants.
Struggling to keep plants healthy during the cold months? It might be time to invest in some new greenery that will keep your yard looking fresh all year long.
7. Keep sidewalks clear to prevent people from walking on the grass.
Your grass will be especially vulnerable this time of year, so it is important to make it easy to avoid walking on grass. Keep sidewalks around your house clear of ice and snow for this reason.
Still need help keeping your lawn safe this season? Call on a professional landscaper for more ways to ensure that your yard remains in great shape.