Even if the weather outside is cold, snowy, and windy, there is still much work to be done for commercial landscape maintenance services to help keep your property looking its best. A full service landscaping company should schedule winter tasks to be done in preparation for spring and to keep everything in good shape. Certain tasks can only be done in the winter, so this is no time to be taking a vacation. Making plans for seasonal Rhode Island hardscaping and landscaping planting can also be done in the winter, so you’re ready to get started as soon as the ground thaws. Winter landscaping trends can also be employed to attract attention to your commercial property year-round.
Winter is an excellent time to do some serious pruning to your existing landscape. Contact your grounds maintenance service provider about scheduling some aggressive work on trees and shrubs while the plant is dormant. Pruning when a tree or shrub is dormant will reduce stress on the plant considerably. This approach provides healthier results in the spring and helps you to remove any questionable branches are features that could become dangerous when full of snow and ice.
Before the first snowfall, have your full service landscaping company remove any branches that are near power lines, hang over structures, or could fall near fences, walls, or other areas that could cause damage. Always keep customer, employee, and visitor safety in mind, making sure to clear any branches or plants that could create a hazard. When you work closely with experienced landscape maintenance services, it is a lot easier to stay on top of all the seasonal landscaping that needs to get done.
Tree & Shrub Protection
In addition to trimming and pruning your trees and shrubs, speak with your landscaping company about adding burlap wraps and other protection products to prevent winter burn. The snow and ice can be damaging on their own, but when you combine that with salt and other de-icing chemicals that can find their way into your gardens, flower beds, and other landscaped areas, you could wind up with a bunch of dead plants, trees, and shrubs by spring.
Other ways to protect your trees and shrubs is through insect and disease prevention. While a lot of people assume that insects and landscaping diseases go dormant during the winter, that’s just not true. While many insects slow down when the temperature drops, they continue to do damage. Proper maintenance and prevention will go a long way toward protecting fragile plants, trees, and shrubs throughout the winter. Keep an eye out for winter diseases that can affect lawns and other plants, such as “snow mold.”
Winter Landscaping Trends
There are other services that you can get during the winter months that might be more difficult or expensive in the summer. Start making plans for springtime upgrades, such as Rhode Island hardscaping design work with a qualified and experienced service provider. Winter is also a great time to have a tree removed. Take advantage of the slower season for many full service landscaping company businesses and get the trees that need to be removed taken down at this time.
Make sure to add a “pop” of color, especially if you run a business that needs to attract customers during the holiday season. Looking your best is also important for first impressions at corporate offices, service providers, and other customer-oriented businesses. While most of your flowers and plants will go dormant in the winter, you can incorporate evergreen shrubs and trees to provide something colorful to draw the eye. Consider using colorful decorative pieces, outdoor winter lighting, and don’t forget to plant bulbs before the ground freezes so spring blooms will start growing as soon as it warms up outside.
Contact Eastern Landscaping in Rhode Island
If you are in need of landscape maintenance services for your commercial or industrial property, contact our team for a wide array of Northern Rhode Island hardscaping and landscaping design and maintenance services. We are a full service landscaping company, serving the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts region. We offer professional maintenance and landscape construction, as well as hardscaping design and other essential services. Call today at 401-766-9035 to speak with a representative or to get a FREE estimate for any of the services we provide.