Winter is a tough time in Dallas, TX. With the constantly changing weather, cold temperatures, and rain, it’s hard to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape. Don’t be discouraged, though! CGreens Landscaping has some winter landscaping tips that will keep your yard attractive and ready for the spring.
Which Zone are You in?
The U.S department of agriculture has a zoning map that tells you what grows well in your area and what doesn’t during different seasons. By staying up to date on this during the winter, you can pick the ideal plants for your property and stay away from what doesn’t grow well.
Watering is Still Important
Many people tend to slack off on watering when the cold weather comes around. However, this is the opposite of what you should be doing! Watering your plants and shrubbery is still necessary for the cold months. Without hydration, your plants are more susceptible to disease. The only time you should not water for a couple of days is when the weather is below 40 degrees.
Don’t Stop Raking
Raking is very common in the fall, but you should continue to rake in the winter too. If plant debris sits on the ground and mixes with snow, it creates an environment suitable for fungus and bacteria, which is not good for you or your land.
The best kind of fertilizer to use on your landscaping is one that’s rich in phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium. Fertilizing before the first freeze is a great way to promote luscious growth in the springtime.
Insulate Your Flower Beds
You should cover your flower beds with something like mulch to keep the warm temperatures in. This keeps your roots safe from frost in frigid temperatures. If you shaved your raked leaves from the fall, they are a perfect use for mulch in the winter. They are also organic and free!
Keep Your Grass Short
Trimming your grass is always a great way to improve the curb appeal of your home. You should keep an eye on it in the winter and trim it one to two inches shorter than you usually do. This protects against the risk of frost and snow mold. It also deters animals like mice from digging nests when it’s too cold outside.
Many homeowners end up with frozen pipes or broken sprinklers when the cold rolls in. to prevent this, make sure you flush out water from your system before the first freeze hits.
These tips should be an excellent start to protecting your landscaping this winter. If you need more help or have questions, call CGreens Landscape Management, or schedule a service today! We are experts in landscaping in Dallas, TX, and we want to help you protect your yard this winter.