Prepping your lawn for winter is a great way to get a jump start on next year’s growing season. When the last leaf falls, will your yard be ready for winter? A few simple tasks from your trusted Pembroke Pines lawn service will save you time and frustration come springtime.
- Simply because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you get to stop mowing. We suggest mowing until the grass stops growing. Not only will it present a more attractive appearance, but it will make raking easier, too.
- Don’t forget to rake your leaves, either. This will help to prevent areas of your lawn from being buried under leaves and thus being deprived of the sun.
- Remove decaying or dying branches from your trees and bushes to keep them healthy.
- Protect your plants with mulch. Mulching will help you prepare your yard for winter by guarding plants against colder temperatures and harsher weather. Spread it around the base of the plants in your yard – but wait until the first hard freeze. Don’t pack it down!
- Now that it’s fall, it’s also a great time to start a compose pile. It will give you a way to put your yard waste to good use as a superb soil supplement. When picking the perfect location for your compost pile, make sure it’s close enough to your garden to allow you to easily carry material back and forth.
- Your garden needs seasonal refreshing just like any other area of your home. Remove annuals that have seen better days (leave their roots!), clear out plant debris from the beds and borders of your garden, and pull any leftover weeds.