Winter Lawn Care

Cabin fever? Winter doldrums got you down? There are things you could be doing to your yard during the Winter months to ensure that your lawn and plants look great by Springtime. February is a good time to work on several maintenance items regarding your grass, plants, and trees. See these tips below for great ideas:

Pruning- Excluding maples and birches, mid-Winter is a good time to prune trees. If limbs are more than an inch in diameter, use the three-step method for removing branches. Make the first cut on the underside of the limb around 6 to 8 inches away from the trunk. Cut about half the thickness of the branch. Go to the top of the limb, and cut off the limb halfway between the underside cut and the trunk. The resulting stub should then be cut within 1-2 inches of the trunk.

Lawncare- Apply spot applications of post-emergence herbicides to control weeds, or hand pull weeds to control. When selecting a herbicide, make sure you follow label directions, and that the product is approved for your particular grass type. Otherwise you may injure or kill it.

Cut branches―When forsythia, quince, star magnolia, and saucer magnolia buds show a touch of color, they are easy to force into bloom indoors. Cut branches, taking care not to destroy the natural shape of the plant. They should be in full bloom several days after you place them in a vase of water.

You may also have some questions, or concerns about proper drainage in your yard. Our area has seen a lot of rainfall this Fall and Winter. Drainage is very important to maintain the integrity of your retaining walls, as well as preventing damage to your grass and plants root system.

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