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Winter Maintenance Tips For A Healthier Yard

Posted on November 26th, 2018

Our snow-free days are numbered here in Massachusetts.   If you haven’t already, then you need to get started on your winter prep before the big freeze. Here are some helpful tips that you can use before and during the winter to keep your yard well-maintained and healthy.

Mulchapplying mulch in MA

Not only does mulch retain moisture but it can also be an insulator to help protect roots from the biting cold. Mulch doesn’t have to be expensive. If you are looking for something to do with all the leaves you raked this year then this is the perfect use. Leaves are nature’s mulch and the best thing about it is it’s free! Mulch should be applied in a thin layer under the tree’s dripline.

Don’t Stop Watering Yet

Continue to water young and newly transplanted trees until temperatures fall below 40 degrees. Add some of that new mulch you raked to keep the water in.

Clear Snow Off Branchesclear snow off branches

We get a lot of snow in New England.  Nothing is more picturesque than our trees after a fresh snow. Trees are strong and can carry a lot of weight on their branches. However, if enough accumulates it can be too much weight for the branch to bear and cause it to break. Evergreens are especially susceptible to over-burdened branches. When you see your branches straining for relief use a long pole and shake the snow free… Just don’t stand under it when you do.

Winterize Your Irrigation System

New England winters are harsh and the frost line can be as deep as 4 feet. If you have an irrigation system in your yard then it is essential that it is winterized properly or else you’ll be faced with costly repairs and damage to your beautiful lawn. With Turf Unlimited we can give you peace of mind by having one of our professionals come out and do what is necessary to protect your investment.  If you need help starting the system back up in the spring we can come out again and get you set up.

If you need help with any of your lawn-care needs call Turf Unlimited and schedule an appointment with one of our trained professionals.

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