While most people spend the majority of their time landscaping in the warmer months, to help give yourself the best chance of having beautiful landscaping and property that you can actually enjoy during these warmer times, you have to ensure that you’ve taken proper care of your landscaping and property during the cooler months.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for caring for your property in the winter.
Keep Things Short
Before the cold weather of winter sets in too much, it’s wise to give every plant and living thing on your property a good trim. By keeping things short, you’ll be protecting it during the cold weather and giving it a better chance to grow and thrive once the weather starts warming up again.
As far as how short you should go, it’s recommended that you cut your grass to about three inches. You can use any kind of mower for this, as long as the equipment can withstand whatever cooler temperatures you’re working in. And for trees and shrubs, you’ll want to do your pruning at the end of winter when it’s about to become spring so that the ends you’ve pruned won’t have to be exposed to cold, harsh winter temperatures for too long before they start growing in the spring again.
Add Some Insulation
To further protect your landscaping and care for the property around your home or business in the winter, you’ll likely want to add some more insulation than you already have.
With more insulation in the form of mulch, leaves, straw, or bark, you can have an added layer of warmth and protection for your plants and shrubs. This will help keep your plants from freezing and thaw repeatedly over the course of the winter, which can be very bad for your plants. Ideally, you should try to add about four inches of additional insulation over your plants to give them the best chance of surviving winter and thriving in spring.
Pay Attention To Your Hardscaping
Because a lot of your plants are going to die or go dormant in the winter, you might feel like your property doesn’t look as beautiful during these few months as it does in the spring and summer.
To combat this, you might want to pay more attention to your hardscaping in the winter. If you don’t already have hardscaping elements in your landscaping, like a bench, path, or sculpture, you might want to add these things as winter starts coming to give your property more beauty and interest.
If you want to make sure that you’re properly caring for your landscaping and property during the winter months, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you with this.