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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Taking Down Your Christmas Decorations Outdoors And Starting With Winter Garden Care

Now that it is a new year, it is time to start taking down the Christmas decorations. It is also a good time to do some of the winter maintenance that needs to be done outside when taking down the lights, such as pruning and fertilizing treatments. Here are some tips to help you with the winter maintenance when you are taking down your outdoor Christmas decorations:

1. Removing and Packing Up Your Lights for The Next Holiday Season

You may have put up lights and decorations around your home to get into the holiday spirits. Now it is time to remove all the decorations and pack them up. For your outdoor lights, use cable or garden hose spools to easily roll them up. Rolling your lights up will also make it easier to store them and put them back out next year. Another option is to contact a landscaping service to help you with this chore.

2. Trimming Trees at The Best Time to Get Ready for Spring

Once you have taken down all the decorations, it will be time to begin the winter maintenance that needs to be done. Trees need to be pruned at the most dormant time of the year when insects, disease, and fungus are all less active. The time after the holidays is a good time to start trimming your trees to get them ready for a healthy spring growing season.

3. Lawn and Garden Treatments That Can Be Applied in Late Winter Months

There are also many treatments that can be applied to lawns and gardens during the winter months. If you have grass, this can be a good time to start with over seeding to ensure your lawn is green when spring weather arrives. Slow release fertilizers can also be applied in the late winter months to start feeding your plants and prepare them for spring.

4. Adding Hardscaping Features to Reduce Spring and Summer Lawncare Needs

If you are planning on doing improvements, winter is a good time to start with these projects. You may want to consider hardscaping projects like adding paths, structures, and flowerbeds. Start with the hardscaping projects now to ensure that spring maintenance needs are minimal.

This year, take your Christmas decorations down before Easter and start with winter garden care before spring arrives. If you need help with removing decorations and garden care, contact a landscaping service, such as Land Craft, to help with your needs.