Here are a few simple steps to prep your lawn and garden for winter. With these easy steps, you can protect your lawn and garden throughout the harsh weather, and prep them for next spring!

 

Clean Beds: Ensure that you have cleaned up all dead foliage and fruit from your garden to prevent spreading disease between plants. Take a rake and remove all dead plant remains before winter hits.

Use Leaves: Autumn weather provides us with the perfect compost for our lawn and gardens. Rake up leaves that fall from your trees and add them to your compost pile. In addition, spread them over your lawn and use a mulch mower to grind them up into small enough pieces that they can slip between the blades of grass and nourish the soil.

Mulch Mowers: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/mulch-mowing-47700.html

Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs: As soon as temperatures drop below 50 degrees at night, it’s time to plant your spring flowers. Plant large bulbs 8 inches deep, and small bulbs 4 inches deep.

List of Spring-Flowering Bulbs: https://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/2278/The-Top-50-Most-Popular-Spring-Blooming-Bulbs/

Don’t Mow Too Short: Allow your lawn to be a little bit longer than you would have it in the summer to encourage good root growth. Raise your mowers to it is keeping the blades at around 3 inches.

How to Raise your Mower Blades: https://homeguides.sfgate.com/adjust-blades-walkbehind-mower-88605.html

Winterize your sprinkler system: Winterizing your sprinkler system is a necessity in order to protect your system from winter damage. Damage caused by incorrect winterization is the number one source of sprinkler damage. Don’t cost yourself tons of time and money in the spring! Give us a call, and our techs will come out and prep your sprinkler system for winter.

 

If you need a hand with your sprinkler system, we can help!

Source:

  1. http://www.costafarms.com/get-growing/news/get-your-garden-ready-for-winter