Winter is a beautiful time, but it might not be fun as far as maintaining your yard is concerned. Here are 5 ways to be ready.
Fall is here. It’s a beautiful time to enjoy the falling of the leaves (and pumpkin-flavored everything!). It is also the time to start preparing our yard for winter.
Yard work may seem like a daunting task if it’s not your favorite thing to do. The pros at Scaped.com can help you with this, and we guarantee the best service for the best rates.
Yard prep has to be done to preserve the beauty of our yard for the months to come. If you’re a new homeowner doing this for the first time or you’re someone who’s noticed that your yard prepping techniques for winter haven’t exactly been the best, read on!
Did you know that the key to having a perfect yard in the spring is knowing how to care for it in the winter?
Here are 5 important steps you can’t miss out this season so you can rest easy knowing that your neighbors can peak into your yard months from now and wish they knew what your secret was.
1. Cut grass
It’s important to mow your lawn properly to protect the roots of your grass that covers the ground and makes your lawn look superb. The perfect grass height for winter is 4 inches.
Cutting your grass too short may cause the cold climate to damage the roots; leaving it too long, on the other hand, will open it to risk of snow mold disease and fungus.
2. Fertilize your lawn
If you want your lawn to love you and make your home landscape beautiful during winter, then you gotta love it, too.
Did you know that there’s a special kind of fertilizer to use for winter? Don’t be afraid to message us at Scaped.com to get the best advice on the fertilizer you should be using, depending on where you live and the type of soil you have.
This will help make the grass stronger for the cold days ahead.
3. Drain your irrigation system
A frozen irrigation system can be a huge headache (or expense), so drain it and prevent it from freezing. Most irrigation systems just require you to shut off the water supply but, if you have a more complicated one, we suggest contacting the company that installed it for you.
After draining the system, don’t forget to remove the nozzles and sprayers and store them properly in your shed.
4. Create a compost pile
This is a very Earth-friendly initiative: gather all the dead and dried leaves and plants you may have and put them to good use.
Create a compost pile not too far from your yard so that it won’t be too hard to go back and forth when it is ready for use as fertilizer. It is also a good idea to aerate your yard before using your compost!
5. Protect your plants
Winter could be a harsh season for some plants. There are a lot of things about it that could be harmful for them. Then there are the pests and insects looking for a warm place to stay and bigger animals like deer who are in search of food (you can be a good human and provide them food so they stay away from your beloved plants).
There are many ways to repel them, but the key is knowing what you are protecting your plants from. If you don’t know, contact us and we’ll help you through it.
Now is the time to prepare for winter (and what comes after) so make sure you keep these tips in mind. If you still feel lost about what to do, do not worry, we at Scaped.com have your back.
Just sign up for free, let us know what you need, and let us do the work. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your yard!
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