PROTECTING YOUR LANDSCAPE IN THE WINTER MONTHS
Winters in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury, CT are harsh enough to destroy your landscape if precautions are not taken. Some plants and outdoor items may find it difficult to survive Connecticut winters due to the cold temperatures, snow, ice, and heavy winds. However, there are some precautions you can take to give your landscape the best chance at survival. Below are some steps you can take to prepare your landscape now!
Protect your landscape with a new driveway:
There are a few things you can do now that will make your life easier in winter. Having a stone or concrete driveway and walkway will make it easier to shovel and plow. When you park your car over muddy dirt driveways or grassy patches, your car is more likely to get stuck. With a dirt driveway, your spinning car wheels dig into the dirt, create holes in your driveway, and prevent you from leaving. Plowing and shoveling a dirt surface also pushes that dirt around, digs holes, spreads the soil all over your grassy areas, and makes for a larger spring cleanup. Parking your car in the street is not a great option either because it will get snowed in by plows. Building a stone or concrete driveway now will save you from this hassle. Contact Burns Materials to learn more about getting a driveway or walkway installed in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury, CT.
Protect your outdoor items:
Outdoor items will have a difficult time surviving in the Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury, CT winter. We recommend storing any outdoor items you may have in areas sheltered from the snow. Some items you may want to cover, or store are outdoor seating and cushions, grills, garden decorations, trampolines and more. Pools should also be prepped for the winter months.
Protect your plants:
Some plants may also have trouble surviving the winter, but there are steps you can take to defend them. For example, you can bring potted plants indoors to get them out of the cold and snow. If you cannot bring your potted plants inside, we recommend moving them out of windy areas and areas likely to receive large snow build up. Some plants and shrubs that you are unable to bring indoors you may want to cover and wrap. You can also protect your plants, shrubs, and newly planted trees by using premium or organic mulch. This mulch will act as a barrier between snow and the plant root systems.
Contact us for Landscaping Materials You Can Use to Prepare!
Preparing your landscape for winter is the best way to avoid a messy and expensive spring cleanup. Destroyed plants, items, and grass can be costly to fix and replace. In Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury, CT, winters are harsh, but by prepping for winter your landscape will thank you come spring. Contact Burns Materials for mulch and other landscaping materials you can use in the winter months.