Landscape vs. Snow - How to Win Against Winter

Old Man Winter has already begun his snowball fight with us this year, and your landscape is probably taking the brunt of the loss. While snow isn't always the culprit, ice, cold, and wind certainly are. The weight of ice can be damaging to trees when it builds up, and cold winds certainly don't do your trees and bushes any favors. Some experts are predicting a mild winter, you never know what's going to happen. Here are a few ways you can help keep the winter from damaging your hard earned landscape and have it ready to bloom in the spring.

Wrapping More Than Presents This Year

Did you know that burlap wraps for your trees and bushes are a great way to protect them from the harsh winter elements? Burlap allows your plants to breathe, while also retaining heat and protecting them from the cold wind. You can find wraps for your plants at a local garden center, and they come in many different materials like vinyl, burlap, or paper.

Protect the Roots

Some roots can be damaged by extreme cold. You can protect the roots of your plants by having them covered with 2-3 inches of mulch. This provides insulation but also helps to regulate sudden temperature changes - which seem to be common here in Missouri.

Protect Against Hungry Animals

While winter weather can be a large cause of damage to your plants, one of the biggest threats against your greenery is hungry creatures. The most common are the deer, but there are certain measures you can take to help keep them at bay. Getting a deer repellent can help keep them from munching on your bushes. Covering your plants doesn't just protect them from the cold, it can also protect them from hungry critters as well.

Deal with Debris

If any snow or ice builds up on your trees, it's important to treat them immediately. The weight of snow or ice can easily break the branches, which can not only cause damage to the tree but in some cases kill it.

Keep Your Sidewalks Cleared

This can be just as important as protecting your plants since you're protecting yourself and your guests. When you leave snow on your sidewalk, it can get packed down from traffic and then quickly get slick and hazardous. Thankfully, you can call the best landscape team at the Lake of the Ozarks to clear snow from your pathways, driveways, and parking lots.

Hire the Best Landscapers at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you need snow removal at the Lake of the Ozarks or a team who can protect your backyard paradise from the elements - we can help! Our company has been based out of the Lake area for over five years and we have over 46 years of combined experience. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you turn your outdoor space into your very own backyard paradise, and give us a call for a quote!
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