December Garden Tips #1

Have a wonderful holiday season with friends and family!

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As much as we love what we are doing, we do look forward to a little “time-out” that winter affords. However, there are still items that need attention, which we are prepared to accomplish for you.

Winter landscaping services

christmas-tree Also, keep in mind that many landscape design improvements can still be done during the winter, getting a jump on next spring when a myriad of other items clamor for attention.

Our hope every early winter is that temperatures decline in an orderly manner: a steady decline without an early, quick deep freeze. If this occurs, your plants are not yet prepared, and root systems are harmed. This can have repercussions during the winter and even late next spring with dead foliage appearing.

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All of our recommendations are designed to foster a steady increase in the health and beauty and longevity of your landscape. But, we cannot control climate anomalies.  We trust your enthusiasm in caring for your landscape never wanes, because that is how you gain a greater appreciation of how each tree , shrub and feature blends together to produce the beautiful picture that is your landscape.

Through the years, comments from our customers have aided us in structuring our business to provide better services for you.  Now, as this season comes to a close, we look forward to your comments about our landscaping & lawn services.

Winter landscaping tips

  • Your Evergreens … may benefit from an antidesiccant coating. It traps moisture inside where it’s needed. This helps plants get through the winter by limiting the potential damage caused by drying winter winds. It can be applied even if the ground is frozen, but the wind chill factor is above freezing.
  • Protect Shrubs from Heavy Snow Damage . . . by wrapping cord in a spiral around columnar plants like arborvitae, ax us, juniper … to prevent the breaking or bending of upright stems.
  • Container Grown Plants . . . need extra protection since the roots are more prone to damage from freezing than when they are planted in the ground. For protection, dig them into the ground for the winter.
  • Have Roses? . . . then prune for neatness and mound dirt or mulch high up above the graft. Be sure climbers are tied securely.
  • Have Perennials? . . . mound leaves or mulch on top of the plants to insulate their roots and to help guard against them being shoved out of the ground during alternate freezing and thawing.

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