With the recent havoc wrought across the entire United States by Winter Storm Bozeman, it’s a good idea to take a look at protecting your Maryland yard from winter Storm damage. Even if you have yet to take any steps towards protecting your yard from winter storm damage, it’s never too late to get started. That’s why Lehnhoff’s Landscaping is here with some tips on how to keep your yard protected from winter storm damage
Examine Trees For Weakness
A significant percentage of winter storm damage in Maryland is caused by falling trees and tree limbs. The weight of snow and ice on an unhealthy tree or limb is the chief ingredient in a recipe for a world-class disaster. Check your trees to make sure they’re in good health and be sure to prune back any weak looking limbs or have precariously positioned trees in bad health removed. A good landscaping company can identify unhealthy or dangerous trees and remove them for you.
Give Thirsty Plants a Drink
Even during wintertime, evergreen trees and plants will lose moisture through their leaves. A well-watered plant is much more likely to survive the hard freeze that accompanies a winter storm. Newly transplanted trees are especially vulnerable so it’s important to make sure that they don’t dry out.
Use Salt Sparingly
While salt is an effective way to prevent snow piling up because of a Maryland winter storm, it has the potential to damage trees and plants by absorbing water away from their root systems. This effect can be mitigated by using an eco-friendly alternative calcium magnesium acetate. It’s biodegradable, non-corrosive, and unlikely to cause rust damage. Just be sure to sweep it away after a winter storm has passed.
Want to Protect Your Yard From a Winter Storm?
Call Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. Our landscaping professionals have years of experience and access to the latest landscaping tools and styles. Our expertise will ensure that your yard will survive even the harshest of storms, and look great doing it too. Our maintenance plans and planting services will ensure that no matter what time of year it is, your property will be stunning. If you have any more questions about winter landscaping in Baltimore, contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by Calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!