When it comes to the beautiful landscaping surrounding your property, it feels like winter should be a break time for property managers. After all, the grass, plants, and even most of the trees are dormant, so is there really anything to even do for the landscaping, aside from not kill it with snow removal equipment or ice melt? In short, yes, there is. There are several winter landscaping tips that property managers should be tending to for their landscaping in the winter to set everything up for beautiful success in the rest of the year.
Plant For Winter
Ideally, some of your landscaping should be chosen specifically for the winter season. There are several plants that flower in winter as well as trees and shrubs that remain beautiful all winter long. Incorporating these into your landscaping can help keep it looking great through every season, but it also means that you have plants that need tending, even in the thick of winter. Use the USDA plant hardiness zone map to determine which plants are good candidates for the winters in your area – there are even some species of trees that thrive best when planted in winter.
Some general management will continue through the winter, including watering to keep plants hydrated, raking leaves as needed, and mulching to protect root systems from frost. If you can fertilize before the first frost, it will help decrease your workload come spring.
If you have any young trees or trees with thin bark, protect them by wrapping them in light-colored wrappings. This will protect the trees from both frost damage and sun scald. Your plants also need protection from rock salt and other de-icing measures. Cover any shrubs or small trees that are in high-traffic areas or areas that receive substantial de-icing. This will protect the leaves from the effects of salt splatter. You should also attempt to keep the salt off the roots of any plant if possible. Finally, if you haven’t winterized your sprinkler system, do it ASAP.
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