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Marc Zarelli

It’s important to preserve the landscaping you currently have throughout the fall and winter seasons. As the ground begins to freeze, it becomes more and more difficult to replace plants and softscaping. Here are some ways you can ensure that your current landscaping survives the colder months:

  • Prune your plants. Fall is a good time to prune plants, add new plants, and freshen up your mulch. Usually, this involves cutting back perennials that are done blooming for the season as well as summer growth from evergreen shrubs.
  • Prepare your plants for inclement weather. The impact a heavy snow season can wreak havoc on the health of plants. Damage from the weight of snow can physically crush plants as it either piles up on them or falls off overhead roofs. All you need to do to avoid this from happening, is to tie the plants up with simple string. If a heavy snow storm is being called for, tying a piece of string around it to keep the plant from splitting due to the weight of the snow only works a day or two before a storm. It is not recommended to leave them like this for the entire winter season.
  • Feed your lawn. Fall is a great time to feed your lawn. A few healthy feedings at this time of year can make a huge difference in the springtime. It establishes a strong root system for the grass, developing a fuller lawn in the springtime.

If you don’t have time to do these preserving tasks for winter landscaping, please call us at 610-636-8662, or fill out our contact form here.

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