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How Should You Prepare your Property for Winter?
Preparing your property for the upcoming season will pay you dividends over time. As you approach the winter season do what you can to put your property away so that when things open up again in the spring there aren’t any surprises.
Here are some things to think about and many of them you can start doing right now!
Preparing your property: Irrigation, shrubs, and hedges
Be sure to have your irrigation system blown out when the timing is right. Don’t wait until the last minute or until there’s chance damage could have been done.
In mid to late fall give your property a good solid soaking and then shut the system down for the winter. One final trimming and shaping of your hedges and shrubs will allow things to come to life nicely the following spring. The spring is not the time to trim and shape your hedge and shrubs.
Fall Fertilization, Edging, Weeding, & Aeration
A fall fertilizer will replenish the soil, provide hardiness throughout the winter, and prepare it for a quick boost the following spring. The same way no one likes coming home to a messy house after holidays no one likes getting into the new spring season with beds and tree wells that are un-kept and a mess.
Before things shut down for the winter season be sure to complete one last edging, weeding, and cultivating of all your tree wells and shrub beds. The fall is a great time to aerate. With the hustle and bustle of everything else that’s happening in the spring, it’s one less service to be provided and those unsightly aeration plugs have had a chance to break down over the winter season. Whatever hasn’t broken down come spring disintegrates instantly upon power raking. One aeration service per year is highly recommended.
The service of aeration breaks up soil compaction and allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the roots of the turf area. This helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger lawn. Finally one last cut and trim of the grass.
The grass will continue to grow at some points before and after the winter season. If the grass isn’t cut right at the end of the growing season by the time the first cut rolls around in the spring it can be quite shaggy. That last minute cut and trim will help with this. We hope this helps as you prepare your property for the winter season!
Thank you! Hope you learned something about preparing your property for the winter season. Feel free to reach out to the Magnum York team at anytime.