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What Kind Of Landscaping Can You Do In The Winter?

Updated: Mar 13, 2023

In Texas, the colder weather season offers property owners the chance to pay extra attention to their grounds and landscaping without the discomfort of extreme heat or the beating sunshine. So if you have the itch to get things done, here are some landscaping and home maintenance tasks worth completing in the winter.

Aerating Your Lawn

Aerating your lawn is a beneficial practice that homeowners should do throughout the year, especially in the winter. Winter is an excellent time of year to aerate because it's not too hot, and there are fewer bugs.

This practice helps improve water retention and addresses drainage issues. In addition, aeration helps promote new growth by breaking up the ground for healthier soil, rich with oxygen, moisture, and nutrient retention. When spring arrives, the improved aeration helps grass grow better.

Doing Sprinkler Maintenance

Sprinkler maintenance is vital to ensure the system is ready to irrigate grass, gardens, and decorative landscaping when spring arrives. In addition, it helps to minimize water waste and the potential for water damage.

For instance, a significant water leak could lead to flooding on flat planes or general water waste.

Inspecting your sprinkler system for leaks, blockages, or other faults gives you plenty of time to make repairs to avoid any of the abovementioned issues.

Trim And Prune Trees And Bushes

Keeping the trees and bushes around your property well maintained by trimming and pruning them is a worthwhile winter landscaping project. Removing and cutting back dead or weak branches helps curtail the likelihood of accidents, such as limbs breaking or falling off in a storm.

Trimming back bushes near the home improves home security by not providing places for intruders, unwanted guests, or lurkers to hide.

Plant Bulbs For Spring

Planting bulbs in the wintertime is a great way to prepare your garden or landscaping for spring. Since the ground temperatures are colder, this environment is ideal for dormant bulbs that spring to life as the ground temperatures rise.

Plants that adapt well to winter planting in Texas include:

  • Petunias

  • Snapdragons

  • Winter Honeysuckle

  • Pansies

  • Iris

  • Daffodils

Think Spring!

When spring weather arrives, the work you put into winter landscaping projects pays it forward. The trees and bushes you trimmed back will be ready to regenerate with new growth. The aeration will help make the soil more malleable and healthier to support grass coverage. Finally, sprinkler maintenance ensures the system operates as expected, without leaks or faults.

At Cut N Edge, we take landscape design and lawn care seriously. So whether you need professional assistance with the abovementioned or other lawn care tasks, contact our team to discuss your project.

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