Seasonal maintenanceTips to Prepare Your Landscaping for Winter

September 30, 2016
prepare your landscaping for winter
Giving trees and shrubs a fresh layer of mulch is a great way to prepare your landscaping for winter.

As the weather gets colder, we’re anticipating winter by digging our sweaters and coats out of the closet. Have you thought about how to keep your landscaping comfortable this winter? While the weather is still pleasant, you can take some time to prepare your landscaping for winter. Don’t have the time? You can utilize Pinehurst’s landscape maintenance services to get the job done for you! Our professional team expertly manages your landscape so that it looks its best after the snow melts. If you are managing your landscape yourself, here are a few general things you can do to put your landscape to bed for the winter.


Mulch is especially important for plants during the fall. Mulch acts like a blanket for your plants’ roots, keeping them warm and protected during the winter. Not only does a layer of mulch protect roots from frost, it also helps to retain moisture during the cold, dry winter.

To mulch your plants, simply spread 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of your trees and shrubs. It’s best to invest in a quality hardwood mulch; the free mulch that is provided from municipal piles is often made with trees that have died of disease. The last thing you want are disease spores that can incubate a disease above your tree’s roots.

Remove Dead Plants

If you have any annuals that die out when frost hits, it’s a good idea to take the time to remove them before winter really sets in. Removing dead and dying plants now is a great way to prepare your landscaping for winter, because it tidies up your landscaping for spring. Now, when spring rolls around, you’ll have a nice, neat landscape instead of one that is full of dead plants that need removed!

Wrap Delicate Shrubs

Do you ever worry about your shrubs when you’re sitting inside your warm home watching the howling winter winds whip through your garden? Strong winds and heavy snow can leave delicate shrubs looking ragged by spring. You can protect your shrubs by wrapping them in burlap. For smaller plants, cover them with overturned pots or buckets to protect them.

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At Pinehurst Landscape Company, we value the craftsmanship of artisan stonework and custom garden design. With over 50 years of experience in landscape design, we’ve learned how to tread the delicate balance between functional and stylish Our award-winning garden designers are committed to working one-on-one with you to create a comprehensive design that thoughtfully attends to your personal needs and individual tastes. Contact us to schedule a consultation today! If you like our work, consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google+.

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