If you have to urge to do some gardening in the cold, think hard. Gravel pathways, wood decks, concrete patios, and outdoor kitchens are perfect projects for cold weather.
If you start one of these projects now, you will probably have it finished in time for spring when you will want to actually use it. These type of projects can be hard work and costly, so follow some basic tips:
Now is when you should treat your lawn to remedy soil nutrient inefficiencies. Get a soil test for your lawn first. This will tell you where you stand instead of blindly applying unnecessary fertilizers.
The pH is off very often and affects how well plants uptake nutrients in the soil. The wrong pH could cause a lockout of vital nutrition and leave you scratching your head as to why your plants are worsening.
Use sulfur amended fertilizer products to bring your soil pH down. Use lime amended fertilizer to bring your pH up. It is a lot quicker and easier to bring your soil pH up than it is to bring it down. Keep that in mind when altering it and be sure to read your soil test before starting this process.
Winter is a great time to get your weed problem under control. Once your grass goes dormant, the lawn weeds stick out, as they are the only green left. White clover and sow thistle are common weed problems found in the winter and are fairly easy to treat by readily available broad spectrum selective herbicides.
Poa annua, annual bluegrass, is a grassy annual winter weed. This weed dies off each year, but leaves hundreds of seeds per weed to grow back the following year. The solution for this weed is to use a good pre-emergent before it starts growing. Most treatments after this weed has started growing are effective at warmer temperatures when it would be close to dying off on its own anyway.
We are re-branding a few of our services as new companies. GreenSeasons will still take care of your landscape and mowing services. Future tree services will be performed by Big Bark Tree Care. Pest Control and Mosquito services will be taken care of by Bug Ninja Pest Control. Handyman work, fence and decking will be serviced by Great With Tools.
The management and team members are still the same people who have always helped you. They will have new uniforms and vehicles. Phone calls and payments are still taken care of at the same location. The name change is to help new people find out about the great service we offer and to give us a chance to show them.
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