Your garden needs regular care in order to see the cold season through the best that it can. The good news is Custom Lawn & Landscape is here to help! Here are four simple winter pruning and snow maintenance tips to get you started.
1. Winter Pruning Is a Must
It’s not just a summer job! Pruning is still helpful in winter as deciduous shrubs and trees shed their leaves. Removing any branches located towards the middle of your trees and shrubs will let in much-needed light and air. However, do not prune spring blooming bushes! The buds have already grown, so pruning them will result in fewer blooms come springtime.
2. Keep a Clean Space
Clearing away debris is also key in making room for healthy roots. Anything damaged, diseased, or dead has gotta go. Likewise, be sure to remove any unnecessary shoots before they get in the way and inhibit growth.
3. Clear Snow Buildup
Make sure to remove snow and ice whenever it forms to reduce undue stress and damage. Giving your shrubs a rounded top when you trim them will help prevent some of the buildup.
4. Pull Weeds
We get it. Pulling weeds is never fun. Nevertheless, winter is the ideal time to get this onerous task done. Weed sprouts are the first to germinate when it warms up, so getting rid of them beforehand will keep you one step ahead of the game!