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October 28, 2021

How to Prepare Your Landscaping for Fall and Winter

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Caring for your landscape is important throughout the year, but the fall and winter are particularly important to prepare your yard for a thick, lush lawn the following spring. At JFC Grounds Maintenance, we work with both businesses and homeowners to optimize their landscaping and prepare them for the winter ahead. How can you get your landscaping in great shape for fall and winter?

The Best Ways to Prepare Your Landscaping for Fall and Winter

  1. Aerate your turf so that fertilizers, grass seed, water, oxygen and sunlight are better able to penetrate the ground and get to the grass roots.
  2. Fertilize your turf in the late fall so that it will have plenty of nutrients before the chill of the winter sets in. When you encourage deep root growth, your turf will be strong and able to survive the fall and winter.
  3. Rake up all of the leaves on your property through the start of the winter season. If you leave leaves on your lawn, the grass underneath them won’t be able to get enough sunlight and water. Without sunlight, nutrients and water, the grass can die or be so weak that it can’t survive.
  4. Lay mulch down around trees, shrubs and plants that you want to protect against winter weather. Mulch is a great way to help keep your beds and trees warm during the harshest weather and prevent your roots from experiencing the effects of frost.
  5. If you use an irrigation system, now is the time to winterize it to avoid needing repairs in the spring.
  6. Particularly if you are a business, you should plan ahead for snow removal. Now is the perfect time to sign snow removal contracts with JFC Grounds Maintenance. We can take care of all of your snow removal needs and make sure that ice melt and preventative salting are completed so that you don’t need to worry about the safety of your employees and customers.

Snow Removal and Winter Grounds Maintenance from JFC Grounds Maintenance

Ready to take better care of your lawn or commercial landscape? Are you interested in adding native plants to your property? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.