Does Your Yard Have a Landscaping Theme?

There's A Chill In The Air: Why You Need Landscape Maintenance This Winter

by Dan Mckinney

Now that the weather has turned cold, it's time to get your yard ready for winter. That's where a landscape service comes into the picture. Winter weather can wreak havoc on your yard. This is especially true if you don't take care of landscape maintenance. If you're not sure what maintenance needs to get done, read the list provided below. Here are four services your yard will need before winter arrives. 

Give the Lawn Its Winter Cut 

If you've stopped watering your lawn already, you might think that's all you need to do for winter landscaping care. That's not the case though. With the weather turning cold, you also need to give your lawn one last cut before winter arrives. Cutting your lawn will allow moisture to get to the roots during the winter. It will also get your lawn ready for spring. A landscape service will ensure that your lawn gets cut to the right length for winter. 

Remove the Dead Leaves

If you have trees in your yard, it's time to remove the dead leaves. Many people think that dead leaves protect the lawn during the winter. That's not the case though. The layer of dead leaves locks in the heat and moisture, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Unfortunately, the bacteria can do serious harm to your lawn during the winter. That's why you should have the leaves removed before the temperatures get too much colder. A landscape maintenance service will remove the dead leaves for you. 

Prune the Rose Bushes

Now that the temperatures have dropped, your rose bushes have gone into the dormant stage. This is the time when you should prune them back. Prune your rose bushes during the winter. This will help them grow back strong once spring arrives. But, you do need to make sure that the rose bushes get pruned properly. Otherwise, you could end up with problems next spring. Don't prune the roses on your own. Hire a landscape maintenance service to take care of that task for you. 

Clear the Weeds

If your gardens have some leftover vegetation, hire a landscape maintenance service. Flower beds and vegetable gardens can get overrun with weeds and dead vegetation. This is especially true once the weather turns cold. A landscape maintenance service will remove all the weeds and vegetation. That way, you won't need to do as much work to get your gardens ready next spring. 

For more info, contact a company like Hudson Bros Lawn Care.