Seasonal Yard Clean Ups: Prep your Yard for Winter
Now that you have received valuable fall clean up tips, we want to share what is important to take in account for your lawn’s winter preparation. Because as we know too well in New Jersey, winter will be here in a blink of an eye. As we approach the cold harsh winter months, it is important to prepare your yard now for a better spring. Hillsborough Irrigation can help you by implementing the following winter yard clean up strategies to make sure your yard is more than ready!
Trim Dead Branches
Branches that are dead are a hazard to your family and home. Once snowfall and high winds come, these branches can fall, severely injuring someone or damaging your house. Hire a professional team to cut down cracked and loose branches close to the tree trunk.
Prepare your Yard for the Spring
Prepping your yard now can make for an easier transition in the spring. Pull out old beds and flowers, such as annuals before the winter. Trim beds down, like perennials, which will ultimately transfer increased energy to the roots, better preparing them for spring.
Add a Protective Layer of Mulch
After the first frost occurs, it is advisable to add a layer of mulch to new planting beds. This protective layer will keep new plantings warm and prevent against water runoff and soil erosion.
Dry Out Drip Systems
Protect against pipe and irrigation damage by removing standing water from drip systems. Use a low-pressure compressor to blow any standing water out of your pipes. This also applies to lawn sprinkler systems, which should be winterized before the cold weather approaches.
Plant New Shrubs
Give your new shrubs the ability to expand their roots in the season’s cool and moist soil. By planting new shrubs in the early fall, you will have them prepped for the winter months.
Our landscape experts that can help you better prepare for the winter. Contact us today with inquiries!