From flower bed clean-up to tree removal, to aeration and seeding, we’ve got some great tips to keep your commercial landscape looking great all winter long.
Just because it is colder outside does not mean a commercial landscape job is over. Prep for the cold weather and good timing means your landscaping will look great all year long. You may even save some money at the same time!
#1 Commercial Landscape Must: Prune
Now is the time of year to prune your trees and shrubs. Take care now to update the plant’s shape and remove dead twigs and branches. This makes for a fuller and healthier plant come spring.
You will also want to take this time to prune your perennials. Perennials need to be separated and thinned out occasionally. This is a perfect time to transplant those plants to other places in your landscaping.
As long as you do this before the first freeze, the plants will transplant well, as they are dormant during the colder weather.
Also, take care your plants have not grown too close to sidewalks, streets, and parking lots. Any plants in this area will likely suffer damage over the winter from snow plows or deicing salts.
#2 Commercial Landscape Must: Aeration and Seed
Aeration is important for your lawn because it allows the lawn to breathe. Now is the time to break up thatch and allow water and nutrients to reach your grassroots more easily. This builds a stronger, healthier lawn come spring.
You will also want to seed your lawn in damaged, sparse or completely bare spaces. Again, this will prepare you for a more beautiful lawn once the warmer weather hits.
#3 Commercial Landscape Must: Tree Removal
Winter is a great time to complete any tree removal or heavy pruning work. During cold weather tree removal companies may offer less expensive rates to keep employees active. You will be able to save money and still get the work done.
This is also a good time to consider taking care of any heavy pruning of mature trees. Not only will you save money, you may end up with better overall work. This is because it’s easier to see the overall shape of the tree without leaves.
#4 Commercial Landscape Must: Plan for Spring Color
Plans for spring before the first freeze hits means you can have beautiful color in your landscaping before the first annuals are planted.
Plant bulbs of tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, and crocus before the ground freezes. You’ll have a beautiful array of color, texture and fragrance in the early spring.
Commercial Landscape Specialists: Hittle Landscaping
Whether you need fall cleanup, tree removal or incorporating bulbs into your commercial landscape, Hittle can help! We offer free consultations, and our team’s focus is to make your commercial landscape stand out.
Hittle has been providing outstanding service and beautiful landscaping for over 40 years! Call us today to see how our team can work for you!