It’s hard to believe that Summer is behind us and we need to start thinking about the Winter. Now is the time to start getting your yard and landscaping ready for the cold months. Winterizing your property now will prevent headaches when the weather gets nice again. You need to keep your landscaping looking great to have truly beautiful outdoor entertainment areas.
A lot of damage can occur during the winter if steps aren’t taken to prevent the harsh weather from impacting your yard. Make sure that wooden surfaces, like patios and decks, are sealed, painted, or coated. This will prevent snow and ice from damaging the wood. Concrete surfaces should be prepared, too. Make sure that cracks are filled and that the surface is sealed. This will protect the surfaces not just from water damage, but it will be protected from salt and other de-icing materials.
Protect Your Pipes
If you have an irrigation system, you should have a landscaper, like Outdoor Innovations, prepare the pipes for the winter. Even a little water inside can freeze and damage the plumbing. Make sure hoses are disconnected from faucets and sprinkler systems are shut off. If you have an outdoor kitchen, you should make sure that the plumbing for that system is also winterized.
Many people have outdoor living spaces or outdoor entertainment areas and those take care to keep them looking nice, also. Outdoor furniture should be covered or stored in a shed or other shelter. They may survive the winter, but they will last much longer if they are protected.
Protect Your Plants
Your landscaper will be able to help protect the plants that you have in your landscaping project. They will know the best way to prepare for the winter, giving you some peace of mind that your yard will continue to look as good as it did when it was new. Shrubs and trees that do not lose their leaves need more protection than ones that do. They are more likely to be damaged by heavy snow and high winds. The landscaper can also help get your lawn ready for the oncoming cold. The yard should be raked and cut lower than usual. Once this is done, a winterizer fertilizer should be applied.
Winterizing Protects Your Investment
By winterizing your landscaping and yard now, before the snow begins to blow, you will continue having a beautiful oasis in your backyard. Let Outdoor Innovations keep your yard looking great no matter what the season.