Keep your yard, home, deck and tools looking and working great for years to come. Protect them from the harsh reality of winter by following these helpful tips.
Rake up any fallen leaves, as these can inhibit grass growth once spring comes.
Pests often settle in fallen leaves or weeds, so pay special attention to flower beds and vegetable gardens.
Mow and feed your lawn
Protect your cold-sensitive plants
Add 3-4 inches of mulch to the bases of trees, shrubs and plants to prevent damage from freezing. Keep the mulch an inch from the base of the trunk.
Protect your deck
Power washing with a pressure washer can prevent mold and mildew growth.
A weather-proofing stain prevents moisture damage over winter.
Hoses, fountains and irrigation systems
Drain or blow out all water from hoses, fountains, and irrigation systems with an air compressor, and store them in a dry place, as water left standing over the winter may damage your equipment.
Trim and prune trees and shrubs
Clean and repair gutters
Adding a light coat of oil can also prevent rust buildup over the winter.
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