The Staff at McCarty Mulch & Stone on Winter Landscape tips.
Do you take pride in the quality of your winter landscape?
If so, then you understand that a green and vibrant lawn doesn’t happen by accident. In fact, it requires an investment of time, energy, and resources throughout the winter months to make sure your landscaping looks amazing when the warmth of spring arrives.
The key to a gorgeous lawn in the spring and summer is to understand the best winter landscape hacks the professionals use. Fortunately, this article can help.
Here we take a look at useful winter lawn protection tips that will make all the difference.
Apply Mulch to Your Winter Landscape
When it comes to protecting your plants from extremely cold temperatures during the winter months, one of the smartest winter landscaping decisions you can make is to apply a layer of mulch over the soil.
This is key for reducing the amount of heat that can escape from your plants as well as for holding in moisture for the root system.
You can utilize just about any type of mulch sold at your local garden center, from wood chips as well to leaves or straw. Just make sure that when you use mulch, apply enough to keep them warm as winter temps continue to drop.
Continue Watering Your Plants in the Winter
Many people make the mistake of not watering their plants during the winter. And yet plants need plenty of moisture to stay healthy even when it’s cold outside.
Depending on where you live, it might not be necessary to water as often as you would during the heat of summer, but your plants still need enough water to thrive. This is especially true if you live in an extremely windy or sunny area.
Wrap Your Plants in the Winter
Another aspect of winter landscape protection is to wrap certain plants to protect them from frost. The best strategy is to invest in plant wrapping material that will allow them to breathe while shielding them from extremely cold temperatures.
For example, burlap is a relatively inexpensive material that can be used to create a warm blanket without adding too much weight to fragile branches.
Bring Potted Plants Inside
Do you have smaller potted plants that might not survive the cold? If so, it’s a good idea to bring them in the house during the coldest days of the year. This will help keep them warm and protect the clay pots from cracking when the temperature drops below zero.
Speaking of clay pots, always store empty clay pots inside to prevent them from cracking during extremely cold weather conditions.
Take Care of the Bulbs
Be very mindful of your bulbs. After all, these structures contain important nutrients your plants need to survive. That’s why it’s crucial to dig them up and let them dry, then place them in a box and cover them with sawdust or peat moss until you’re ready to replant them.