Tips for Planting in Colder Weather

Posted on December 29, 2016

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: landscaping in Weston, MA doesn’t have to stop mid-fall! Cataldo Landscape and Masonry knows all about working in different weather conditions, and we have a few tips for those looking to plant in the early winter!

Watch the weather before planting

Winter can be extremely unpredictable, but you can guarantee we will see spikes or drops in temperature and random snow storms. In the days leading up to your planting, keep an eye on the weather forecast to ensure you’re planting in the best weather possible.

Utilize mulch and other insulators

We cannot say enough about how important it is to insulate your plants, especially with the kind of weather we face in this neck of the woods. Whether you decide to buy insulator or create your insulation out of leaves, you will notice a difference in your plant’s health.

Avoid planting in areas you want to change in the spring

Though your plant might survive until the spring season, you want to be sure wherever you decide to plant that it is somewhere that your plant will thrive in the upcoming season. Avoid causing additional stress by choosing a spot that it will stay and flourish.

Plant as late as possible

There is a kind of “sweet spot” in timing for many plants when you are looking for a successful bloom in the spring. By planting late, you can be more certain that your plants will not stimulate growth when they remain dormant for the rest of the season.

Be gentle as you plant

Plants are already under stress when they are moved to a new location, and the temperature does not contribute positively to it. Take the time to ensure you’re planting the new items in your garden with care and not causing additional stress that can lead to death.

From landscaping to lawn care in Weston, MA, Cataldo is excited to work with you to prepare your yard for the spring season. If you have more questions, please call us today at (781) 304-8900.