The first day of winter isn’t officially until December 21, but the weather here in Fort Collins could certainly convince you otherwise. We’ve had a cold couple of days this week, and the temperatures will only continue to drop as the end of the year approaches. We know that you take a great deal of pride in your home and its surrounding landscape, so in today’s post, we’ll provide you with a few tips that will help you keep your landscape in pristine condition throughout the winter.
When you’ve finished reading this post, give our Fort Collins landscapers a call at 970-305-3206 to learn more about how our snow removal services can help you this winter. Read on to learn how to maintain your landscape this winter!
Professional Landscaping Tips for the Winter
Rake Your Leaves
Although raking your leaves is more of a fall maintenance task, many homeowners are simply too busy to get it done before the first snowflakes hit the ground. Even if you’ve had a busy few weeks, try to set an hour or two aside to clean up any debris or leaves that are currently on your lawn. Leaves, pine needles, and other organic matter will become trapped under the snow and prevent your grass from receiving the sunlight it needs to stay alive. Moreover, anything trapped below the snow will begin to decompose, and potentially rot, as the weather warms up. This can harm your grass and create unsightly conditions, so invest some time now to ensure a healthy lawn in the spring!
Don’t Forget the Fixtures and Furniture
With the temperatures dipping below zero in just a matter of weeks, you should take some time to do a quick inventory of the fixtures in your yard. Think about the fixtures that you won’t be using throughout the year, and put them into storage if you won’t need them during the next few months. Even if your fixtures and lawn ornaments are made from durable materials, they’ll last longer and look better when they haven’t been subjected to months of freezing temperatures. Adornments such as flower boxes won’t be getting much use, so you may want to store them in your garage until the first day of spring. Heavy snowfall will often weigh down hanging flower beds and damage your home, and repairs are the last thing you want to do as spring is getting underway.
On a similar note, make sure that you’ve invested in a cover for any patio furnishings in your backyard. Your table, chairs, and umbrella will all fare better if they’re not exposed to the elements, and you should absolutely plan on bringing furniture cushions inside. Many cushions will state that they’re approved for use in any weather conditions, but your furnishings will retain a more vibrant and appealing look if they haven’t been subjected to the winter weather.
Salt Your Driveway and Sidewalk
There’s almost nothing scarier than slipping and falling on ice you can’t see. Hundreds of people will be going to the hospital this winter due to slip-and-fall injuries caused by icy conditions, but you can help minimize the number of injuries this winter by taking advantage of salt and sand. You can salt your driveway and sidewalk as you shovel them, reducing the chances that you’ll hurt yourself in the process. Many of our customers have environmental concerns about these products, and we completely understand. We’re happy to let you know that eco-friendly options are on the market, so keep yourself and your neighbors safe this winter!
Invest in Our Fort Collins Snow Removal Services
As the snow begins to fall and the weather gets colder and colder, there’s nothing quite as nice as sitting under a blanket with a nice cup of tea. Maybe you’re reading a new book you’ve been meaning to get to since the summer, or perhaps you’re binging a new series that your friends and family have been raving about. Whatever you’re doing, you’re certainly not outside shoveling snow!
At Advanced Landscaping & Sprinklers, Inc., we know that you lead a busy lifestyle, and snow removal may not fit into your schedule. If you’re up early to commute to work or get the kids to school on time, then let our snow removal professionals handle your entire property. We work quickly and efficiently to ensure that your property meets city guidelines and won’t create a hazard for you or anyone who walks by.
We hope that today’s post will help you maintain a beautiful landscape this winter. If you have any questions about the information in this post, or if you would like to speak with our professional landscapers about your specific circumstances, then please call us at 970-305-3206 or fill out the form below to tell us more about your situation. We’ll happily answer any questions you have about landscaping in Fort Collins!