A property manager might think about something other than landscape maintenance in the winter. With the trees, grass, and plants dormant for the season, there might be nothing to do to keep it looking decent. Even though plants become dormant during this time, much can be done in this cold season. Check out the following landscape maintenance care for property managers to consider.
In the winter, landscapes can suffer more than one may think. If the combination of moisture and temperature is ideal, different species of lawn fungi can grow and start to spread. Depending on the type, the mold may significantly damage a whole lawn. In addition, debris of various kinds, like twigs, leaves, or litter, can come into the lawn. So, it doesn’t hurt to walk around the lawn weekly as part of your landscape maintenance routine to see if any fungus or debris is present.
Grass can be weaker in the winter than in other months when it’s active and growing. Plus, you might have seen dirt paths once covered in grass that people trampled down with lots of foot traffic. Even though a shortcut through the lawn is practical, it will harm the grass during winter.
If you haven’t aerated your commercial lawn already, completing this service in the winter doesn’t hurt. Lawn aeration promotes deep and healthy grass root growth by developing small holes in the whole lawn, relieving compaction and allowing more oxygen to reach the roots.
De-ice the Pavement
Even though Maryland winters are mild, they are not without ice and snow. Ice on a commercial lot is not desirable. Fortunately, Edward’s Lawn & Landscaping is a landscape maintenance company you can rely on to de-ice your commercial pavement professionally. Call us today at (443) 341-6539.
Prune Shrubs and Trees
Also, shrubs and trees are dormant in the winter, no longer fueled by hormones to grow stems and new springs. During this time, you can give these plants a hard prune. Remember, don’t be afraid of killing the tree or bush because doing so in its active period will only trigger a more aggressive growth spurt.
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