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Landscaping Tips To Keep A Good Looking Lawn During Winter

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Winter is a tough season for homeowners and property managers. The grime, salt, snow, and ice can make it hard to keep your lawn looking great even for the most patient and diligent property owner out there. But that’s no reason to give up. With some simple landscaping tips, you can keep your lawn looking great even during winter.

Winter Landscaping Tips

  1. Identify Your Zone

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a climate map to help people select the appropriate plants for winter landscaping based on their zones. You can also use this map to determine which plans will struggle to survive in your location.

  1. Don’t Forget To Water

Never forget to water shrubs and grass. If the temperature drops, homeowners tend to stop their landscaping Charleston routines because it’s the cold weather. If you don’t water your lawn, fruit trees, and hedges during winter, it will lead to different problems such as higher risks to disease. When the temperature drops below 40 degrees, you can skip watering for a day or two.

  1. Keep Raking Your Lawn

Homeowners rake in the fall. But you need to continue doing this during winter. Plant debris will continue to accumulate and when it blends with snow, you’ll create an environment that is perfect for fungus and mold growth, especially where leaves have piled up.

  1. Protect Think Barked Trees

If you have younger trees that have thin bark placed in sunny areas, wrap it with a light colored covering. It will help prevent sun scalding and control frost.

  1. Fertilize your Lawn

Landscaping experts said you need a potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus rich fertilizer. Apply it on the ground before the first freeze comes. This way, your lawn will grow green and rich during spring, which will help maximize the curb appeal.

  1. Protect Your Lawn From Road Salt

Cover small trees and evergreen shrubs that are located in high traffic areas. Don’t apply too much road salt close to the tree roots unless you have to.

  1. Mulch Tree Beds and Garden

If you’re looking for the best insulation and protector against root frost, you should consider mulching, according to landscaping professionals such as Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC. If you have enough storage space, the leaves that you were able to rake up during the fall season can be used for winter mulching. They’re free and organic, too.

  1. Keep Lawn Grass Short

Cut your lawn grass short as winter draws near. It should be 2 inches shorter than its usual cut to help reduce snow mold and frostbite risk. This could also prevent pests from building nests in the grass as temperature starts to drop.

  1. Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Don’t forget to winterize your sprinkler system. If you don’t’ you’ll end up with bursting pipes. You must winterize your sprinkler systems by pushing out all the water inside the system by forcing compress air through it. If you have not done this yet, make sure to do this the following day once the temperatures are above freezing point.

Call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC now and let us help you take care of your lawn during this winter season.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419