Just because it’s cold outside and there’s snow on the ground, that doesn’t mean we can take a break from Needham landscaping. There may be less to do, but caring for and maintaining your landscape is a year-round project. Keeping up with your landscaping in the winter will keep it looking good—even under ice and snow—and make spring lawn care easier.
Here are some tips from our team at Cataldo Landscape & Masonry to help you care for your Needham landscaping this winter.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Pruning your trees and shrubs is essential to keeping your plants healthy, especially when it’s cold outside. Removing diseased and dead wood will prolong the lives of your trees and shrubs and improve their appearance. In the winter, your trees and shrubs also have to bear the added weight of snow and ice. By pruning dead branches, you reduce the risk of branches breaking under the weight of ice and snow.
Maintain Lawn Equipment
Although you won’t need your lawnmower for a few months, now is a great time to do that maintenance you put off all summer and fall. Drain and change the oil and stabilize the fuel, clean or replace the blades, and check that all the various parts are in good condition. For your other lawn care and gardening tools, take stock of what you have and what you need to replace.
Plan for Next Year
A big part of landscaping is planning what you need to build, plant, or move. To save time and make the most landscaping efforts this spring, plan your projects now. If you want to build a patio or do any masonry work, contractors’ schedules fill up quickly, so it’s best to get on their schedules now. You can also talk through your ideas with them and get expert advice on what would work and look best on your property. If there are specific plants you want to add to your landscaping plan, you can put in your orders now with your local nursery so you can be sure to get what you want.
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Our team at Cataldo Landscape & Masonry is ready to help you with your Needham landscaping, no matter the time of year. Whether you want to add masonry features or build a new garden, we’ll plan with you this winter so you can be ready to tackle the project come spring.