The time has come to dig out hats and gloves and get ready to weather another winter season. It’s also time to prepare your yard for the conditions ahead to make sure your plants and trees emerge just as beautiful and healthy next spring. Taking a little time and effort now will help save you time and money when the frost clears.
Here are a few important tips to remember:
- Rake your leaves and de-thatch your lawn. It can seem like a waste of time to clear all of the debris when your lawn is going to be pretty much dormant all winter, but the truth is, this is an important task that should not be overlooked. Removing leaves and debris allows sunlight in and helps to prevent rot and disease.
- Pull weeds. You may think that the weeds in your lawn and garden will die off with the cold, but they will come back in the spring with a vengeance. Pull them now so they don’t have a chance to grow.
- Aerate your lawn. This simple step allows oxygen, water and fertilizer to penetrate the soil and helps your grass maintain its healthy roots.
- Fertilize your yard. Adding fertilizer before the frost hits gives your lawn that hit of nutrients it needs to make it through the winter months.
- Add mulch to your flower beds and tree roots. Adding a layer of mulch helps to keep the roots of your plants warm and protects them from frost.
- Check your irrigation system. Now’s a good time to inspect your irrigation system and have any repairs completed.
Whether you have a small urban yard or a sprawling country estate, winter maintenance helps protect your grass, plants and trees – and ensures that your outdoor space is ready for your enjoyment as soon as the warmer weather hits.
If you want to look after your yard but don’t have the time or inclination, Okanagan Yard Works offers winter maintenance packages to suit every need and budget. Leave the heavy lifting to the pros for outstanding results year over year. Our knowledgeable crew knows just what to do to keep your landscaping looking its best. Give us a call for a free estimate today!