Beyond snow and ice management and holiday lighting, Garpiel Group can get your landscape ready for winter to protect your investment for a beautiful spring reawakening. Landscape winterizing can include:
- Sprinkler System Blow Out – Winterizing your lawn sprinkler should be completed no later than Nov. 1 to prevent to your irrigation system from potential freeze damage.
- Early Spring Color – Flowering bulb plants like tulips, belles of the snow, hyacinth and daffodils should be planted about six weeks before a hard frost.
- Pruning of Trees and Shrubs – Prune rose bushes and other shrubs with overgrowth before a first frost. Dead limbs and branches should be removed from trees and flowering trees in autumn. This is a safety feature during wind storms and heavy snows and also encourages new growth when spring arrives.
- Transplanting – For most trees or shrubs that need transplanting to another location, fall is the best time of the year.
- Lawn beds – Turf should be sufficiently cleared of matted grass in late summer and fallen leaves in the fall. This is also a good time to keep weeds in check with an end-of-season weed control.
- Fertilization – Fertilizing lawns in mid-autumn allows the soil to absorb nutrients until the first frost when the lawn begins to lay dormant.