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How to Protect Your Yard this Winter

By Whirl Construction (405 words)
Posted in Events on December 4, 2019

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As temperatures plummet, most homeowners have a task list for winterizing their homes. You’ll examine windows for cracks and drafts, check the fireplace flue, and make sure water lines are well insulated. 

However, you may be forgetting a key item on your checklist: your lawn. Winterizing your lawn is more than simply turning off the irrigation system or installing a rain/freeze sensor. Without proper winter lawn care, your landscape is at risk of damage that won’t be discovered until spring. 

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With more than 100 years of combined experience, we know a thing or two about caring for your landscape. Here are four steps you can take now to prepare your yard for cold weather and keep it looking great all year long. 

Clear Away Leaves

The first step to a properly winterized landscape is to prepare the lawn for snow and ice. Leaves and other debris can cause brown spots in your lawn, so plan to clear away leaves before frost sets in. 

Reinforce Retaining Walls 

While retaining walls are used to hold soil in place, they will still lose some topsoil as snow melts. Add mulch around shrubbery or plants, and be sure soil is intact around the wall itself. If your area is prone to snowstorms, install reinforcements to keep pavers secure when snow and ice add extra weight.  

Clean & Prepare Pavers

Pavers are naturally weather-resistant, and with a few simple strategies, you can keep them looking great all year long. The most important task is to keep them clean. Salt can get into pavers and corrode them, so avoid pouring de-icers on during freezes. Instead, clean and seal them before cold weather strikes. 

Winterize Gazebos

Gazebos are beautiful additions to any yard, but they need winter care too! Start by removing or covering any outdoor furniture, then spray down the floor to ensure all dirt is out of cracks and crevices. Next, wash the gazebo with a mild detergent and warm water to remove mildew.

Winter landscape preparation doesn’t have to be a challenge. With a few simple preparations, your yard will be well protected throughout the cold months and your lawn will look beautiful come spring!

Got questions? Ask us anything! We’re here to help you create the best landscape for your home and yard. Contact us today for help with your curbing, gazebos, retaining walls, and driveway. 

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