Winters in the High Country are incredibly cold, windy and sometimes even snowy. The last thing on your mind may be your lawn and the outside of your property. When the weather is a bit warmer certainly the focus is on the outdoors, however the wintertime is a great time to take inventory of your lawn and what you would like to plan in the spring. We have compiled a winter lawn checklist to help you out.
#1 Prune Trees
The wintertime up here brings lots of wind. If you live on the edge of a mountain you could see even more winds than your valley living neighbors. Pruning your trees and ensuring that any hazardous limbs are removed is important before it gets icy and windy. Hazardous limbs can create problems in the winter with downed limbs in the road or driveway, or on top of your house.
We provide tree pruning and tree trimming Boone NC services. We work in all locations across the High Country.
#2 Remove Leaves and Pine Needles
You may have a few stray leaves and pine needles that have fallen since you raked them up in the fall. You should go ahead and remove these from your lawn. This will improve the health of your lawn even while it is dormant.
#3 If there’s a Dry, Warm Day, Mow your Dormant Lawn
If you failed to mow the grass at the end of the fall and need to mow, it is not a bad thing to mow on a warmer, dry winter day. Mowing a dormant lawn can improve its health and make way for growth in the warm season. When the weather warms up, you can call on our team to provide grass mowing services each week.
#4 Keep Composting
If you have started a compost pile, go ahead and keep adding to it and preparing compost for the warm season. If you have not started composting, it is always a great time to start. Compost can enrich your soil and decrease the need for fertilizers.
#5 Begin Planning Spring and Summer Planting
Use this bit of downtime to begin planning your spring and summer planting. If you have specific questions about what you can plant, or what landscapes will work best at your property, we can help you. We have a wealth of knowledge to share on landscaping Boone NC best practices, best plants and shrubs and when to plant. If you are thinking of having a vegetable and herb garden, and wish to grow your plants from seeds, you can begin acquiring the seeds that you want to plan to start in late March – April.
Aerating your lawn in the winter is a way to give your dormant lawn a bit of a boost. This process of digging holes and narrow channels into the soil with the goal of getting air into the compacted root system can be harder to do in the warm season. Doing this in the winter usually can ensure that the soil does not dry out. You have to choose the right time though; you do not want to do it when the ground is frozen.
#7 Remove Snow from Driveways and Pathways
Snow is great for your lawn; however it is not safe for your driveways and walkways. If you are interested in having out company provide snow removal Boone NC work on a routine basis during the snowstorms in the winter, we would be glad to discuss those options with you.