How to Prepare Your Landscape for Winter
The temperature is dropping and there is already frost on your windshield in the morning, the early signs that winter is indeed coming. It can be easy to put off preparing your outdoor area for winter, which can lead to considerable damage. Be proactive this fall and use these helpful tips to prepare your landscape for the winter:
Scrub and Store Your Grill
It may not occur to you to properly clean and store your grill and outdoor kitchen equipment, since they are made of outdoor-proof material after all. However, if you do not properly clean your equipment, it will quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria and other nasty surprises come spring. Be sure to thoroughly clean your grill and store your moveable equipment into dry areas.
Clear Away Debris
Be sure to keep dead leaves, dirt and other debris off of your pavers and patio during the fall. Letting these build up will add to the residue and “gunk” come spring. Letting debris build up can also lead to unwanted stains setting in during the winter months.
Wash Your Deck
Consider power washing your deck and patio in order to prevent mold and other nastiness from growing. Make sure to thoroughly go through the cracks and hard to reach places to ensure a complete wash job.
Drain Your Water Features
It is crucial that no standing water is left in your water features as temperature drops below freezing. If water is present, it may lead to foundation cracking as well as pump failure.
Don’t let winter weather ruin your landscape. By keeping these tips in mind this fall, you can properly prepare your outdoor area for winter. To ensure a complete and thorough winter landscape prep, be sure to schedule a fall clean up with our team of experts today.