Landscaping Tips for Winter

Submitted by Capstone Homes on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 8:00am
Winter Landscaping Tips from Capstone

While you might think shoveling snow off your sidewalks is the only landscaping work that is possible during the winter, there are actually several other things you can do to keep up your property’s curb appeal. Here are some overlooked winter landscaping tips that you won’t want to miss.

Continue to Rake

Even after you’ve raked up most of the fall leaves, it’s a good idea to keep raking your lawn before snow and frost arrive. Mild raking will remove leaves, branches, and other plant debris that continues to accumulate during the winter. If left on the lawn, this debris could actually contribute to mold and fungus growth after it is buried by snow.

Mow the Lawn Extra Short

As you head toward winter, it’s a good idea to give your lawn a final mowing in which you cut the grass an inch or two shorter than usual. This reduces the risk for snow mold and frostbite, while also eliminating potential winter nesting sites for mice and other pests.

Light It Up

Ohio winters have long nights, which can make it hard to enjoy your outdoor space. Installing lighting throughout your landscaping can boost your curb appeal and allow you to utilize outdoor areas more frequently during these months. Subtle lighting — such as illuminating walkways and driveways with ground lanterns — will bring visual warmth to your landscaping.

Putting in a little extra work during the winter months will help your property look better now and in the coming spring. It’s well worth the effort!