Tips to Get Your Landscaping Ready for Winter

Tips to Get Your Landscaping Ready for Winter

Ben & Annie's Tips for Winter Landscaping

December 6, 2022

Entering into the winter season brings a chill to the air, and while you may find yourself wanting to spend more time cozied up in your home, you won’t want to skip out on your winter landscaping first. At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, we’ve put together a few of our top tips to help you ensure that your outdoor space will effortlessly make it through the winter season. 

Protect your lawn

While you might not think this would be at the top of your list, you don’t want to forget to continue watering your grass and shrubs when the weather gets colder as this helps ensure that your trees, lawn and hedges are better protected from any diseases. 

Next, you’ll also want to keep up with your raking during the winter season if you still have any plant debris continuing to build up to ensure that your lawn is healthy come the spring season. 

Fertilizing your lawn is another great way to ensure that it stays healthy throughout the winter months. Make sure to use a fertilizer with phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium for the best results, and if you’re able to spread this into your lawn before the ground freezes, you’ll be one step ahead. 

Keeping your grass shorter than normal throughout the winter is another great way to reduce the risk of frostbike and snow mold. It can also help prevent any rodents such as mice from digging into the grass as the colder weather approaches. 

Focus on your trees

If you’ve recently planted trees around your yard, you’ll want to keep a close eye on them throughout the winter season. If necessary, you may want to consider putting a light-colored wrapping around any younger trees with especially thin bark. Doing so will help control any frost from harming the younger tree. Next, adding mulch around your trees works wonders to help protect the roots from frost as well.

If you’re interested in sprucing up your yard a bit for the holiday season, you could also look at adding a few winter trees to the mix. Trees such as maple and evergreen hollies are great ones to add to your list as they do extremely well when they are planted throughout the winter months and they also add a bit of festivity to your garden areas. 

Finally, you’ll want to ensure that all of your trees have been properly pruned as the winter season commences. With most of the leaves out of the way, you’ll easily be able to spot any damaged branches and have them removed before any potential winter storms come through the area. 

Healthy tips all year long

At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, our team is constantly working to better our community by planting as many trees as possible and educating our neighbors on the importance of trees throughout the world. Our team of experts have the perfect tips you can use to keep your own trees and landscaping vibrant and healthy, no matter the season. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we do or if you would like to donate, give us a call at (210) 670-5297 or fill out our online form today.