You must complete multiple last-minute landscaping tasks before winter weather sets in, and Green Landscape Supply has the supplies you need to complete these tasks.
Protecting Young Shrubs This Winter
Before you mulch, read our blog, “Choosing the Right Mulch for Your Landscaping Project.” As is pointed out in the blog, “…it is important to choose the right kind of mulch to maximize the benefits it can bring to your landscaping project.”
It would be best if you mulched to protect new and delicate shrubs from the ravages of winter weather.
Drench the ground around those delicate trees and shrubs on a warm afternoon. Do not prune even if they seem overgrown, as they won’t have time to heal before the cold weather — leave that task for spring.
Once the water has soaked into the ground, lay mulch around the roots and trunk. Then, drive three or four stakes around the tree or shrub’s perimeter, and wrap those with burlap. Drive those stakes in far enough away from the shrubs so as not to disturb their delicate roots.
Stop by the Buford Office or Norcross Office on your way home to pick up mulch and burlap.
Many southerners believe mulching is unnecessary in their gardens because it doesn’t get as cold as up north. However, mulching in the fall insulates delicate shrubs, trees and bulbs and helps keep the soil and fertilizer from washing away.
Further, mulch provides warmth for the soil’s ecosystem, microbes and earthworms and protects from moisture loss. The warmth means they will be active longer to improve your soil. Mulch helps to moderate the freeze-thaw action close to the surface where fine plant roots grow.
Cut back your garden’s perennials to 6 or 12-inch stumps so you can spread the mulch uniformly around them. Liberally apply about a three-inch layer of mulch. Anchor the mulch with chicken wire or fence wire where strong winds might blow it away.
Aerate, Overseed & Fertilize Your Lawn
Aerating in the fall is essential to growing more robust grass roots before the cold weather sets in. Pick up some grass seed, dethatch the thin or sparse areas and spread it generously in these areas. Be sure to water the grass daily until the weather starts to freeze.
Add a fertilizer like Turf Builder with Winterguard. Adding fertilizer late in the fall forces the grass to preserve the nutrients in its roots. Those nutrients can assist in making your lawn ready for spring.
You can accomplish many landscaping tasks even in late fall or December. Make a plan, follow the plan and get your “DIY Project Delivered to Your Door” by Green Landscaping Supply.
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