3 Tips to Keep Your Landscape Alive This Winter
Here in Central New Jersey, keeping your landscape alive is not as easy as it seems during winter. You may know to make sure you blow out your sprinkler system but you might want to know what to do about your lawn and walkways. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that damage to your landscape is minimal.
Make Sure Your Sprinkler System is Winterized Properly
The State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, and Landscape Irrigation Contractor Examining Board license legitimate lawn sprinkler companies. For your safety and the protection of your sprinkler system, always use a licensed irrigation contractor. Contact the Landscape Irrigation Contractor Examining Board to check if a contractor is licensed. Or simply ask to see his license. It is not the same as a Home Improvement License.
Avoid Using Ice Salt on your Concrete Pavers and Concrete Patios
Salt will erode your concrete surfaces and harm your lawn and plants.
Use a salt free ice melter instead. Or better yet try to avoid any chemicals at all on your walkways.
Prevent Cracks on Walkway
During winter moisture loss occurs in plants when daytime temperatures rise above the freezing mark. Stomates or pores on the plants open and the winter wind removes water from the plants. This moisture loss can stress the plants and lead to winter "die-back." Treatment with an anti transparent in early winter will help plants get through harsh winter conditions.
If you have any other questions regarding winter maintenance for your landscape, please contact us.