Landscape Winterizing Trees, Shrubs, and Lawn | Newtown, Southbury, CT

Landscape Winterizing Trees, Shrubs, and Lawn | Newtown, Southbury, CTMany property owners in the Southbury area see the winter season as a time to neglect the turf, trees, and shrubs of their landscape. However, in order to maintain the health of each competent of your landscape through the long and cold Connecticut winter season, you should take certain measures to offer them protection from the elements. Many species of tree and shrub may become so damaged during the winter seasons that it will have a drastic effect on their health and prevent them from flourishing during the spring growing season. Other aspects of your landscape can also be effected by the cold temperatures, such as your hardscape, water hoses, and irrigation pipes.

Based in Southbury, CT and servicing surrounding towns such as Newtown, Oxford, and Brookfield, Elite Property and Fence provides winter landscaping services, which will ensure that all elements of your landscape will receive the proper nutrients and be safe-guarded from the cold winter temperatures. The following are measures that you can take in order to provide protection for components of your landscape throughout the winter season.

Winterizing Trees and Shrubs

The trees and shrubs of your landscape will typically require some maintenance in order to prepare them for the winter season. You should start off by doing some pruning in order to remove any damaged branches or dying areas. It is best to make the cuts minuscule in order to lessen the level of exposure of the interior wood of the limbs. You should make an attempt to prune limbs that may be susceptible to making contact to the ground when they are weighed down by snow fall or ice accumulation. If the limbs of your tree and shrubs are touching the ground, they could potentially bring on disease from fungus or insects that can cause damage.

Once your pruning has been completed, it is recommended that you place down a small amount of mulch in order to cover the surrounding areas of your trees and shrubs. This will help to protect the surrounding soil from the winter elements. If you have planted new trees recently and they are not fully developed, they will be require some extra protection during the winter season, by providing a tree wrap. The wrap will deflect the sun and maintain the bark of your tree at a consistent level of temperature. You should place the wrap on your trees during the months of October or November and then take it off during the month of April or after the final frost has occurred. If you have a new tree, you should consider encompassing it with a wrap for the duration of the first two winter season after it is planted.

Fertilize and Mow Your Lawn

Many Southbury landscape contractors will agree, that the best time to perform fertilization for your lawn is during the late fall season. By applying fertilization to your lawn during the fall season, you will ensure that your lawn will receive the necessary nutrients in order for your turf to have a healthy root system. This is very important if you want your lawn to remain healthy during the winter season and will require less work to achieve vibrancy come spring season. You should consistently mow and provide water for lawn, as required until the temperatures drop and frost begins to set it. Towards the end of the fall seasons, it is recommended that you lower your the blade of your lawn mower for the final few mowings of the season.

Based in Southbury, Connecticut, Elite Property and Fence specializes in winter landscaping and fall clean up services. Our service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Newtown, Seymour, Derby, Danbury, Middlebury, Woodbury, Roxbury, Brookfield, Watertown, Fairfield, Waterbury, Stamford, Oxford, and beyond! Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!


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