Being a property manager comes with all sorts of responsibilities, including keeping the landscaping neat and healthy. This can become even more of a challenge during the winter as temperatures drop and you have to deal with rain and snow. Here are some tips to help you manage your properties’ landscaping throughout the winter.
Don’t Stop Watering
Just because the weather has turned cold doesn’t mean that plants stop needing water. If you have invested in plants, shrubs, trees, and lawns, you will want to make sure that they are hydrated and can survive the winter and be disease free. Watering throughout the winter will help you protect your landscapes.
If you are used to spending countless hours raking and removing leaves, there is some good news. The best way to deal with leaves is to mulch them with a lawn mower. This will provide your grass and plants with natural fertilizer, keep the soil moist, and allow enough sun to reach the plants.
Wrap New Trees
For young trees on the property, it is a good idea to wrap the trunks in a light colored material. This will help control frost and prevent the sun from scalding the bark.
Be Careful with Salt
Salt is a great tool for melting snow and ice and providing some traction, but it isn’t great for trees and shrubs that may be lining walkways. Be careful about applying salt near roots and consider covering any plants in high-traffic areas where salt may be used often.
Mulch Garden Beds
Adding mulch to your garden beds will help insulate roots and protect against frost. You can also use some of the leaves that you mulched to line the garden beds.
If you need help managing your properties this winter or any time throughout the year, call the professionals at JT’s Landscaping and Lawncare. Our experts can help you make sure that your landscapes are beautiful and healthy.