You take pride in your lawn. After all, you’ve worked all summer to keep it looking nice, or you contracted your favorite landscaping service to keep things in order. When the winter weather sets in, it may seem easy just to leave your lawn be until springtime. But there are still many things you can have your landscaping service do.
Here are five things you should get your landscaping company to do during the winter.
1. Trim Your Shrubs, Trees, and Hedges
Many people try and trim their shrubs, trees, and hedges during the summer time. While this may be the most common time this task occurs, it’s often easier to maintain them during the winter months.
Why is that exactly?
In the winter months, those trees, shrubs, and hedges will have shed all of their leaves. This alone makes it easy for you to prune and trim them so they can grow even healthier in the summer months. Remember, it’s always recommended you work with a professional landscaping service when it comes to pruning and trimming. A simple mistake can severely harm your plants.
2. Remove Leaves and Debris (Before Heavy Snowfall)
Leaves and debris are the enemies of your lawn. When you leave leaves and debris on your lawn, it stunts the growth of your grass. You should take the time to remove them during the fall, that way your grass will grow in healthy and lush in the summer.
You may have to rake several times during the fall, as certain trees can take a reasonable amount of time to lose all of their leaves. If you dread the thought of raking, ask your landscaping service to take care of it for you. Many companies will offer several other value-added services like tree trimming and pruning that can be combined with basic maintenance packages.
3. Prep for a New Lawn Design (Before Freezing)
If you’re planning to install a new flower bed, mulch, or some other set piece, it’s best you get your landscaping service to remove anything that you are looking to get rid of. Once the frost sets in, it’s extremely difficult to remove deeply rooted plants, trees, and other things that you want to be cleared for your new landscaping feature.
4. Repair Broken Decks and Patios
If your deck and patio are damaged, they may collapse during a heavy snowfall. We recommend you repair your deck and patio before winter arrives. While it may not seem that important, it’s always easier to fix your deck than it is to build a new one.
A landscaping service can help you repair your deck and patio, as well as assess your irrigation systems for cracks, and check the condition of your stone and concrete walkways.
Looking for a Winter Landscaping Service?
Harmony Tree Services has been providing landscaping services to clients throughout the Allentown, Emmaus, Bethlehem, and surrounding areas for several years.
If you are interested in our landscaping, tree removal, lawn maintenance, or winter services, feel free to contact us at 610-966-4142. We can help you with all your landscaping needs.