Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Wintry winds and blankets of glistening snow are nice to look at when snug and warm behind a living room window, but they cause severe damage to shrubs and trees in the Denver area, where January’s average low temperature is 16 degrees. Most homeowners don’t know what to do to prevent major plant loss and stave off springtime replacement expenses, but Fit Turf does, and the company is offering a free evaluation for Denver-area homeowners who need to protect their landscapes.
Shrubs and trees are often subjected to sun scald, cold damage and root injury when temperatures dip below freezing, according to the Colorado State University Extension. When roots can’t keep up with moisture loss, which is often the case during Denver’s frigid and windy winters, evergreen needles dry out and die, sometimes causing the death of the entire tree. Homeowners then have to face the expenses associated with removing and replacing the tree; that can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars that most homeowners would rather not spend. Evergreens aren’t the only victims, either. Boxwoods, euonymous shrubs and practically every other type of foliage can fall prey to harsh winter conditions.
“In most cases, winter tree and shrub damage is preventable,” said Paul Wagner, founder and president of Fit Turf. “However, prevention requires an in-depth knowledge of foliage types, the risks they face and potential preemptive actions that can be taken. Most people need professional help to protect their landscapes, so Fit Turf’s complimentary site evaluation is a welcome offer that can lead to huge savings once spring arrives.”
Fit Turf’s free evaluation for Denver homeowners includes an in-depth survey of the landscape’s layout and an analysis of the likelihood of winter damage to trees and other plants. The company’s founder, Paul Wagner, has over 30 years of experience protecting greenery in cold-weather environments from Michigan to Colorado.