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Preparing for Winter Part 2: How to Prepare Your Landscape for the Cold Weather

While winter here in Florida isn’t nearly as severe as in other parts of the country, we still experience cold weather, and even some freezes. As we near the end of the fall season, it is important to start getting ready for the cold. Proper maintenance during this time can make a major difference for your landscape, especially once the next season of growth takes place. Luckily, preparing your landscape for winter is relatively easy thanks to our milder climate conditions. Continue reading to learn some of our best tips for taking care of your landscape.

Clear Away Fall Debris

As winter is nearing closer every day, we recommend cleaning up your yard. During fall, tons of leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris tend to collect on our landscape, and need to be cleared away before the rain comes in. If your lawn is covered in a blanket of fallen leaves during winter, it will be suffocated and likely experience mold growth, pest infestations, and disease.

Apply Fertilizer

Fertilizer provides your plants with the nutrients they need to maintain a strong root system. Before your plants all go dormant during the colder months, it is a good idea to fertilize them to give them the strength they need to survive the winter and thrive in the spring.

Prevent Weeds

During fall, weed seeds are hiding away in the ground waiting to sprout as soon as the winter rains begin. In order to prevent weeds from taking over your landscape this winter, we recommend applying a pre-emergent herbicide.

Purchase Plant Covers & Frost Blankets

When the occasional frost is predicted in your area, it is important that you have the proper plant protection available. Before a frost hits, we recommend moving your plants to a sheltered area and using plant covers and frost blankets to protect them.

How Purple Care Can Help

At Purple Care, we understand the difference a well-maintained landscape can make. With over 25 years of experience in the landscaping industry, you can trust that we know how to design, build, and maintain the most pristine, gorgeous landscapes. Our team is committed to helping your home or business stand out from the rest.

We are familiar with the best Florida winter landscaping practices and have the skills, top-quality products, and passion that it takes to keep your landscape looking incredible all year long.

To ensure you receive exactly the care you need, we provide the following services:

To keep your landscape looking perfect this winter season, turn to the pros at Purple Care.

Call (817) 369-3138 or contact us online to learn more.

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