Tucking in your property for the winter
Fall has finally given over to winter and there are still a few items that should be attended to around your property before the snow and ice arrive in our area. Now that all of the leaves have finally fallen to the ground, it’s the perfect time to have Gerbert & Sons clear out your gutters and downspouts of debris and inspect for any cracks or loose pieces. Water that cannot flow freely may freeze, blocking the gutters and forming ice dams that can damage your roof and result in leaks. We also advise wrapping certain young trees and shrubs to protect them from winter’s harsh elements. Our experts will determine which plantings on your property would benefit from this added layer of protection, especially younger saplings and those varieties with thin bark. This wrapping guards against drying winds and sun that can lead to cracking and sun scald, wards off foraging deer, and defends vulnerable evergreens from snow and ice build up which can damage fragile branches.
Tips for a beautiful and safe holiday season
As we fill our homes with nature’s symbols of the holidays, it is important to keep a few precautions in mind for a safe and joyful season. Live trees fill the room with their unmistakable pine fragrance, so keep them healthy and fresh with a continuous supply of water, in a secure stand, and away from heat sources and open flames. Decorating with festive lights adds that finishing touch, but be sure to not overload outlets or extension cords, do not run wires under carpeting or rugs, and turn them off overnight. While candles add an inviting glow and fragrance, they should never be left unattended, near curtains, or as a decoration on the tree. Poinsettias bring a seasonal splash of color to any decor and to maintain their brightness, keep the soil moist but not soggy with good drainage, and supply a good amount of indirect sunshine.
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