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Winterizing Your Yard

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One of the best things you can do for your yard next spring is winterize it this fall. Mellco Landscaping is often known for its pool builders, but our landscaping services go well beyond that so we want to give you some winter tips that will have your yard looking great next year.

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Of course, before you can truly winterize, you’ve got to clear away the autumn. One option is to simply get rid of the leaves by raking and bagging them up for the garbage. However, there’s another option that can keep giving throughout the winter. If you haven’t winterized your lawn mower yet, try mowing up the leaves. This shreds them up, making them perfect compost or garden mulch.


Now that your lawn is cleared, you can begin taking care of it. This is the time to get rid of any extra pesky weeds that might try to compete for nutrients during the colder months. Just like how pool builders will tell you to check the pH levels of your swimming pool before winter, it’s also a good idea to test your soil’s pH. This can help you know what nutrients need to be added. It also helps you know when you need to aerate your lawn before winter kicks in.


For more delicate plants and trees, make sure to have some sort of physical support in place to help them during winter storms. Otherwise, you can usually get by with simply watering your trees and shrubs during the late fall. Avoid this during the early fall, as it delays the needed time for leaves to fall off. Then, before winter really sets in and the ground begins to freeze, be sure to give them one last deep watering.

This may seem like a lot of work, especially with holidays approaching. But your yard will thank you. Many people who have hired pool builders to improve their yard space know that its important to winterize your pool, but that’s only half of the summer fun. Visit our website today to learn how we can help your yard into the perfect paradise for entertaining or simply relaxing.