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Frost is Almost Here, Winter is Coming!

Frost is almost here, winter is coming

Winter is coming and with it comes low temperatures, frost and even snow! Your yard might be at risk, but no need to worry! Check out these tips to prepare your yard.

Spread Mulch

Contrary to what many may believe, fall mulching is better for plants than spring mulching. Fall mulching helps protect roots from frost and helps retain moisture during cold and dry winters. Simply spread about 2 or 3 inches of fresh mulch around your shrubs and trees. Try to avoid using free mulch from municipal piles because they often contain disease spores. Instead, use hardwood shredded mulch.

Maintain Taller Grass

During the spring and summer months, there’s nothing wrong with mowing your lawn down to just 1-1.5 inches; but during the winter you should raise it. Cold winter temperatures can stress grass, potentially killing it if it is too short. Most varieties of grass work will with the general rule of thumb — keep your grass no shorter than 2.5 inches during the winter.

Over the years, we have received numerous awards for landscape maintenance and installation. If you would like our help with your yard or want more information on keeping your yard safe, check out our website!

 

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