Getting your property ready for winter
As we tuck in your landscape in preparation for the cold months ahead, it’s an opportune time for an overall property review. We will assess any vulnerable trees or shrubs that may need the added protection of burlap wrapping to guard them from freezing temperatures, snow and ice accumulation, and hungry deer. If any areas have begun showing signs of age, we can suggest the best varieties to plant in the spring, giving your yard a fresh and vibrant appeal with the return of warm weather. Our expert stonemasons will check the masonry around your landscape for any cracks or weakened areas that should be addressed, before the damaging freeze/thaw cycle of winter turns them into a much larger repair. A bit of preventative care now will help to ensure your property will be ready to thrive as the cold days of winter give way to spring’s welcoming warmth.
The benefits of mulch in cold weather
Along with the aesthetic appeal of a fresh layer of natural mulch at this time of year, it serves as a protective barrier for your yard’s planting beds, shrubs and trees, helping them endure the challenges of the winter months ahead. When installed to the proper depth by our landscape professionals, mulch helps to insulate the ground, keeping root systems at a more consistent temperature as the days and nights grow steadily colder. Mulch also helps to maintain moisture in the ground, as winter can become very windy and dry, and adds nutrients to the soil as it slowly breaks down over time.
Call Gerbert & Sons at (203) 324-3817 to ready your property as winter descends upon our area.