Although we may be busy enjoying fall, we can’t forget that winter will be here soon. If you have a lot of plants in your MA landscaping, you’re probably thinking about the best way to protect them in the winter. You’ve spent a lot of time cultivating your plants, so you want them to survive the winter and continue to beautify your property next spring. At Cataldo Landscape & Masonry, we can help you protect your plants from New England winter weather.
Here are a few simple things you can do to protect the plants in your MA landscaping from winter weather.
Insulate the Roots
Healthy roots are the key to healthy plants. To insulate the roots, you can add mulch around the base of your plants. However, some people don’t like the way mulch looks, so you can also use burlap or a breathable tarp to help insulate the roots of your plants. Moist soil also retains heat better than dry soil, so be sure to water your plants before the first frost. You can still water them after there has been a frost, so long as you do it during the day when the temperature is above freezing. When snow accumulates on the ground, don’t clear it away from your plants; it acts as insulation. If snow is threatening to break the branches, you should brush it off, however.
Know Your Delicate and Hardy Plants
Some plants can take the cold weather with no problem, while others are more delicate. If you want to make winter plant care easy, fill your MA landscaping with hardy plants. But if you prefer the look of certain delicate plants, you can wrap them gently with breathable covers. Another option is to keep delicate plants in pots and move them inside or to a sheltered area for the winter.
Avoid Salt Damage
We use salt to keep the roads safe, but it isn’t very good for your plants. Avoid planting anything too close to the road or walkways where salt could seep into the soil and damage their roots. You can also use alternatives like sand or choose salt-tolerant plants for those areas.
Protect Your MA Landscaping with Cataldo
Our team at Cataldo Landscape & Masonry is just as committed to keeping your property beautiful as you are. If you’re worried about how the plants in your MA landscaping will hold up in the winter weather, contact our team at 781-304-890, and we’ll be happy to help!