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Winter Landscaping in San Diego – Ideas to Consider

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Sunday, 26 July , 2015
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Winter is nearly upon us, and many people who have outdoor portions of their home that they tend to take care of may be wondering what they should do in order to properly prepare for the cold and rainy season that hits San Diego every year. Unfortunately, too many people assume that the change in weather is not significant enough to warrant any protective, proactive or preventative steps, and too many people who think like this wind up having to rebuild their landscaping after the damage has been done. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to avoid this problem from arising.

Below you will find a brief overview of a few examples of ideas to keep in mind as we approach winter in this area that could help you preserve your landscaping and leave your yard and plant life in the strongest position possible for the cold time of the year. Anyone who has any questions or concerns regarding what they should do with their property should seek the advice of experienced San Diego landscaping professionals as soon as possible.

Handle the Lawn

One of the most common mistakes that people in the area make is that they assume that the lawn will simply be fine throughout the winter months. After all, it doesn’t get that cold, right? Wrong. People need to protect their lawns over the winter, and the best way to do so is to aerate and seed the lawn before the cold weather arrives. After the lawn has been seeded, fertilizer should be used to help the lawn’s growth. These steps are necessary so that the lawn will survive the cold and wet weather and so that it will spring to life in a few months.

Protect Vulnerable Plants

Many yards in San Diego contain plants that may be vulnerable to even the mildest form of cold. Therefore, homeowners should take steps to protect them. This could involve moving some plants into a sheltered environment if possible or having supplies such as plastic wraps on hand should the temperature ever drop to near or below freezing. A common example of when plastic wraps would be needed is with orange trees, as any freeze on them could destroy the entire crop of fruit that’s present.

Deal with Watering Plans

Many yards in San Diego also have sprinkler systems. Unfortunately, too many homeowners do not plan for the rain and continue to water through the winter. This is not only wasteful, but it’s expensive. Homeowners should reduce their watering cycles when it starts to rain and avoid watering immediately before or after a rain storm. Let Mother Nature handle some of the watering over the winter – the price is certainly right.

If you have a yard and you’re unsure of what you should do to prepare for winter, you need to seek the help of San Diego landscaping professionals who have been serving homeowners in the area loyally for many years. Contact Juniper Landscape Company today to schedule an initial consultation.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.

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