Give your plantings some extra care
While the features of your landscape determine the exact preparations needed, there are certain basics that should be carefully addressed before the harsh weather settles in to our area. Along with fallen leaves, removing and disposing of any dead materials from planting beds and gardens reduces the risk of disease and harboring of wintering pests. Adding a deep layer of fresh mulch to these areas before the ground freezes helps to retain moisture and maintain a more even temperature, insulating the root systems until the warm weather returns. Certain perennials should be cut back so they are ready to begin a new growing season come spring. Vulnerable young trees and shrubs or new plantings may need to be protected from the harsh elements and scavenging deer by professionally wrapping them in burlap.
Check in around your yard
After being in service all summer, the experts at Gerbert & Sons will inspect your irrigation system and correct any damage or issues before properly draining and turning it off for the winter. Masonry around your property should also be evaluated to correct any cracks or other damage that could become a larger problem when the temperature falls below freezing. Once the trees have dropped all of their leaves, it’s a good time to have our team clear out your gutters and downspouts, checking for adequate drainage and potential leaks. This is important to complete before snow and ice can accumulate in place, potentially damaging the roof and your home’s interior.
Contact Gerbert & Sons at (203) 324-3817 to prepare your property and home for the cold weather around the corner.