How To Prepare Your Commercial Landscape For Winter

Here’s a good article from myswingle.com on winterizing landscape.

Think of winter as your landscape off-season in your annual game plan. Take the right steps now to set yourself up for success next spring.

Aerate Now

Your turf will fare winter’s weather best and come back with more vitality in the spring if you aerate while it is still green. Give your turf some breathing room as it transitions into the cold season. Swingle’s fall aeration breaks up the dry, compacted Colorado soil, allowing water and nutrients to reach the roots. Watering your turf by hand during the dry winter months can help it green-up faster in spring.

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System

Here’s a good article from hunterindustries.com on winterizing your irrigation system.

Every year, before the first freeze, the ritual of irrigation “blow out” becomes the priority for all irrigation systems in regions located where the frost level extends below the depth of installed piping.

Even if you have drained the water out of your irrigation system, some water remains and can freeze, expand, and crack PVC piping (rigid, white pipe). Polyethylene pipe (flexible, black pipe) is used in many freezing climates. Although polyethylene pipe is more flexible and can expand under pressure, water left inside can freeze and rupture the pipe walls. Freezing water in the backflow assembly will damage the internal components and can crack the brass body.

To minimize the risk of freeze damage, you’ll need to winterize your irrigation system. In areas where winterization is mandatory, irrigation systems are installed using one of three types of water removal: manual drain, auto drain, or blowout. If you don’t know your system type, it is best to use the blowout method.

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Countdown To Winter: Checklists For Fall Lawns

Here’s a good article from pennington.com on lawn preparation for Fall.

With lawn care high on the list of things you take pride in, autumn is no time to relax. There’s plenty of leisure time ahead, but now’s the time to finish the season strong. Check your way through the following lists, based on the type of grass you grow. You can get a jump on spring and help set your neighborhood’s bar for lawn care a little higher for next year.

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Yard MD: Fall Tips To Prepare For Winter

Here’s an article from PostCresent.com by Rob Zimmer for Gannet Wisconsin Media on advice for preparing your yard for winter.

Even though your lawn may look great now with all of the rain and cool weather we have been having, keeping that fresh green look going strong next season requires proper fall care and maintenance now.

Fortunately, routine maintenance and care for your lawn, whether done yourself or with a lawn care professional, can prepare the lawn for winter and the coming spring.

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6 Tips To Get Your Lawn Ready For Fall

Here’s an article on getting your lawn ready for fall from Popular Mechanics by Joseph Truini.  The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. Take these simple steps with your grass now and you’ll have a head start on a healthy lawn for next spring.

With autumn nearly upon us and winter rapidly approaching, you’re probably not spending much time thinking about your lawn. But autumn, with its cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, is the ideal time to prepare your lawn for next spring.

Many homeowners think lawns need less care in the fall because the grass grows more slowly. In fact, just the opposite is true. During this time of year, grass is busily absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients in preparation for a long, dormant winter. Give it a little attention now, and you’ll be rewarded with a lush, healthy spring lawn. Just follow these six tips.

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At What Temperature Should You Winterize A Sprinkler System

Here’s an article from hunker.com by Heath Robert about winterizing your sprinkler system.

Sprinklers help keep your lawn properly watered and looking its best. But at the end of the watering season, it’s important to winterize your sprinklers so that the water does not freeze inside the system and cause damage. Understanding more about the timing of winterization, and the possible effects of not doing so on time, will help you make an informed decision about when it’s time to winterize your sprinkler system.

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Six Green Landscaping Trends In The Northeast

 

Here’s a good article by Amanda Maher from Buildium.com magazine on the latest Landscaping Trends.

Tis the season! Bust out the wheelbarrows and crank up the lawn mowers—it’s time to get your yard in tip-top shape for the summer BBQs that we all love so much.

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The Best Time To Plant Grass Seed

Here’s an article from pennington.com on the best time to plant grass seed.

When your sights are set on a thick, lush lawn, planting grass seed represents an investment of time, money, labor and hope. From seeding new lawns to repairing rough spots and renewing existing turf, proper timing separates sweet success from something less. Your best time for planting grass seed depends on the type of lawn grass you grow and where you live. Understanding your options and getting timing right helps you seize every opportunity for seeding success.

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When Is The Best Time To Pour A Concrete Patio?

Here’s a really good article by Lisa Hallett Taylor from thespruce.com magazine on the best time to pour concrete.

Is there a good time of year or season to pour concrete for a patio, path, or some other outdoor project? Like anything, there are variables. If the region in which you live has a mild, year-round climate, then it’s probably safe to pour it pretty much any time of year. However, if you live in an area that experiences extremes in temperature—one way or the other—then spring or fall are probably better times of the year.

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Turf Wars: Sod vs. Seed

Another great story by our friends at Garden Weasel. These folks have some of the best Gardening tools available today. I still use the original weasel in my own gardens. Nassar Landscaping and Irrigation  is busy getting the local landscape ready for Summer. We specialise in both seeding and applying turf for your lawn. We can help you decide which application is best for you. If you need help with your Landscaping Services and you live in Salem NH, Atkinson NH, Windham NH, Hampstead NH, Pelham NH, Londonderry NH, Derry NH, Methuen MA, Andover MA, N. Andover MA, Haverhill MA, we would like to help. Continue reading