Is Your Lawn & Garden Ready? Winter is Coming!

With winter right around the corner here in Catonsville, Maryland, there are some things you can do now to help prepare your lawn and garden for the harsh weather ahead. If you want your lawn and garden to look great next spring, taking some precautions now can help maintain your beautiful property.

Let’s look at some simple things you can do to help ensure your lawn and garden survive the winter, and flourish in the spring.

Protection from Snow

To protect your lawn and garden over the winter from snow and other winter hazards, line your driveway with polls to show the borders and prevent plows and other vehicles running over your lawn. This is a simple solution that can prevent major damage to parts of your lawn.

If you are concerned about your garden and have a flowerbed with plants that are sensitive to snow, creating a snow covering for those plants could save them during an especially bad storm.

Plant Preparation

In addition to covering any snow sensitive plants it is also wise to properly prune any plants in your garden. Make sure to prune plants according to their kind, as improperly pruning can prevent the plant from coming back in the spring.

Before the snowfalls it is also a good idea to prep your garden for next spring by removing plants that are not intended to come back, and weeding to get rid of any unwanted plants. By prepping your garden before winter you’ll protect the plants you want to come back, and start with a nice clean slate in spring.

Lawn Preparation

Fall is a great time to prep and prepare your lawn for next spring. Before the first snow falls, seeding and aerating your lawn can help it come back healthier and fuller than ever.

Overseeding helps fill in sparse parts of your lawn while also introducing different types of grass, which helps prevent disease. Aerating your lawn helps fluff up the soil, helping your grass have better access to nutrients, air, and water. Fall is the best time to seed and aerate, so make sure to do that before it gets too cold.

By taking some time now to invest in preventative lawn maintenance, you’ll save yourself time and energy in the spring. These simple tips can make a big difference in the health of your lawn and garden. If you are in need of assistance, contact us at Vin’s Total Care Landscaping to discuss our winter preparation services.


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