Starting this December, 2013, Advance Landscape Designs is offering a courtesy to our clients by way of a quarterly newsletter. Our goal is to provide all of our clients with an informative newsletter chock-full of hints and tips to help maintain your landscape throughout the seasons. With this in mind, take a look at what advice we have to offer for the cooler Fall and Winter elements!
Did you know…..
- That watering your lawn during the months of fall and winter helps in maintaining a nice healthy lawn. It should get a ½ inch of water every 21 days (if our region’s conditions are dry). The ground should be moist as it heads toward winter, but not soggy. Always make sure to water in the morning. Morning watering helps prevent water evaporation and allows the soil enough time to absorb the water before the cold nights. On the opposite end of the spectrum, over-watering can produce fungus and mold throughout your lawn.
- Transplanting trees and shrubs during the fall and winter months is encouraged for Texas residents. Due to the cooler temperatures the trees and shrubs have a longer period to establish their roots into the soil. However, they would have no problem with other stresses such as heat. In the winter they would primarily focus on rooting themselves into the Earth. As always, Advance Landscape Designs is here to assist with any transplanting you may have in mind!
- If you’re considering weed control, then the month of February would be an ideal time to get this accomplished. This is the recommended month throughout the whole southern region and it is a preemptive measure to make sure the weeds do not get out of control once the weather begins to warm up.
- Working on investing in colors for your lawn during the cooler months? Call Advance Landscape Designs to see how we can assist you in installing all of the beautiful flowers and shrubbery that thrive during these months. Pansies, Violas, Snapdragons, Kale & Dianthus (also known as “Pinks”) are among the most popular winter planting in Texas.
- Mulching always adds an aesthetically pleasant element to your lawn. It is also important this time of year due to the weather change and the temperature drop. A three- to six-inch layer of mulch helps maintain soil temperature in areas where the ground freezes. Lack of winter mulch leads to the death of many perennials and small shrubs as the roots are exposed to freezing air.
As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to assisting you.