Waco, Texas (PRWEB) November 18, 2014
Cold winds, low temperatures, snow and ice can send shivers down property owners’ spines. Winter weather conditions and salt used to deice streets, parking lots, and walkways often result in landscape damage to tree bark, branches, roots, and flower buds that could leave you with costly landscaping damage.
But the forecast doesn’t have to be bleak if you apply these winter landscape tips from the experts at The Ground Guys:
- Mulch new trees and shrubs with two or more inches of wood chips or straw, depending on the coldness of your area.
- Select plants that are winter-hardy and adapted to your area’s climate.
- Protect landscaping plants by adding a fence or shrubs to offer protection from cold winds.
- Clean up fallen leaves since they will prevent moisture from reaching roots and sunlight from reaching the grass blades.
- Water plants and trees, especially narrow leaf and broadleaf evergreens, at the root level when the temperature rises above freezing. Avoid getting the plants’ stems and leaves wet if possible.
- Avoid planting trees, shrubs, or flowers near areas where salty runoff collects or salt spray is present. Salt can injure roots, stems and foliage.
- Protect new tree trunks by wrapping them with a commercial tree wrap. Ask a landscape professional about doing this for you.
- Shield plants from hungry rodents, rabbits or deer. Creatures like this can cause serious damage to your landscape plants. Surround the trunk with mesh cloth or fence the lawn to help prevent creatures from entering property.
- Refrain from knocking the snow off of shrubs or tree limbs as they are frozen, fragile and could break. Also, if possible, avoid walking on the frozen lawn as it could cause damage.
Whatever part of the U.S. you live in, the experts at The Grounds Guys know how to protect landscaping against harsh cold weather elements while adding value to any commercial or residential property. Give your local The Grounds Guys professionals a call today.