January is one of the coldest months of the year, but there are always ways to help the landscape stay its best! Michael Bryan Landscapes is happy to help you with your landscaping projects no matter the time of year. These January landscaping tips below are just a few ways to keep your landscape beautiful this winter.
Clear Off the Snow
As displayed by a very wet and heavy snowstorm, tree limbs and bush branches can break under the weight of now. It all depends on the consistency of the snow. If your trees and shrubs are becoming weighed down by the snow, it will certainly help to gently shake or brush it off to keep major branches from snapping.
Prune during Dormancy
Pruning trees and shrubs can help them keep their shape and stay healthy. It is best to prune your trees and shrubs during the winter for two reasons. One is that they are dormant, which means they are free of the hormones that can cause a major growth spurt if you prune during the growing season. Another reason is that without leaves, it is easier to see how to shape up your deciduous trees.
When growing season resumes, it is time to get busy with the mowing, planting, and tending schedule once again. If you mow and garden yourself, be sure to keep your machinery and tools sanitized and sharp. Dirty blades can carry plant diseases and dull ones can cause harm.
Mulch and Fertilize As Needed
January landscaping tips include ways to manage the dirt. For example, one can turn the soil during warm days to expose any insect eggs. One can also fertilize the soil so that plants and trees will have nutrients to take in come spring. If your mulch beds are looking bare, it never hurts to cover up those bald spots with more mulch.
Plan for Spring and Summer
January is also a time to sit back, enjoy the snowy terrain, and dream of plans for spring, summer, and fall. Michael Bryan Landscapes can help you design, implement, and maintain a beautiful and affordable landscape in Maryland!
Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes
When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!