Now that the Winter season is just around the corner, property owners should begin to prepare their landscape for the seasonal changes. We all know that with Winter comes colder temperatures, occasional highs winds, “ice rain,” and SNOW. All these elements can interfere with the structure and well-being of small to large trees, grass, and plants. However, there is always room for preparation.
To properly prepare your landscape for the Winter, you should consider the following in your Winter care plan:
– Request a tree expert to perform an assessment of all trees on the property to clarify if they should be pruned, trimmed, or completely removed. Trees which possess dead wood are more prone to have limbs break off when heavy snow and/or ice rests on them. Trimming trees away from your home and other structures will prevent damages they may be incurred when a tree limb/branch breaks off. A tree expert may suggest removal if a tree is dead and/or diseased. Such trees would succumb to high winds and/or heavy snowfall.
– Make sure sprinkler systems are cleared out and shut off for the season as frozen pipes may burst, causing flooding.
– Only install plants and trees that can withstand low temperatures in the New York City and Long Island areas, such as Japanese maples, Evergreen Holly, Snowdrops, Crape Myrtles, and Witch hazel.
To schedule a free landscaping and/or tree assessment consultation, please call Clearview Tree and Land at 888-808-4777. We will gladly assist in your Winter landscape preparation.