• How to Protect Your Lawn & Trees This Winter

    January 15, 2024
  • As winter blankets Springfield, IL, with its cold embrace, it’s time to turn our attention to the well-being of our outdoor landscapes. The bitter temperatures and harsh conditions can wreak havoc on your lawn and trees, but don’t stress—Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscaping is here to empower you with the knowledge and tools to protect these living treasures. We understand how much your home means to you and how much you value your outdoor space as an artistic landscape as well as an oasis where you can get lost in nature, relax, or entertain your family and friends. You can trust our expertise to help you take proper care of your outdoor landscape so it can survive the winter and thrive when spring comes again. In this blog, we’ll unveil the top five expert tips to safeguard your lawn and trees throughout the winter months, ensuring they emerge from the cold stronger, healthier, and ready to flourish.

    Fall Fertilization: Fuel for the Journey

    A lush lawn and thriving trees start with the right foundation, and fall is the opportune time to provide it. Applying a balanced, slow-release fertilizer before winter sets in provides essential nutrients that fortify the root systems. This boosts their resilience against cold temperatures and sets the stage for vigorous growth in the following seasons. Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape specializes in tailored fertilization programs that meet the unique needs of your lawn and trees, promoting their vitality and longevity.

    Mulch: A Warm Blanket for Roots

    Just as we bundle up to face the cold, your trees’ roots benefit from a layer of mulch to shield them from winter’s chill. Mulch acts as an insulating barrier, preventing extreme temperature fluctuations in the soil. It also helps retain moisture, keeping the roots hydrated during periods of dryness. Our team applies mulch with precision, ensuring your trees are comfortably nestled for the winter months and ready to thrive when spring arrives.

    Pruning with a Purpose

    Winter is an ideal time for strategic tree pruning. Removing dead, diseased, or weak branches not only enhances the tree’s appearance but also reduces the risk of breakage under the weight of snow and ice. Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape‘s experienced arborists execute precise pruning techniques, improving air circulation and reducing the potential for disease. A well-pruned tree is equipped to withstand winter’s challenges while preparing for robust growth in the coming seasons.

    Hydration Matters

    Even in winter, proper hydration is crucial for your lawn and trees. Ensuring they receive sufficient water before the ground freezes is essential to prevent winter desiccation, a condition where plants lose more moisture than they can take up. Our team employs deep watering techniques that penetrate the root zone, ensuring your plants are adequately hydrated to endure the dry and cold winter air.

    Wrapping Up Trees

    Young, delicate trees are particularly susceptible to winter damage. Wrapping the trunks with burlap or commercial tree wraps provides an extra layer of protection against harsh winter winds and temperature fluctuations. This simple yet effective practice shields the bark from sunscald and frost cracks, preserving the tree’s health and appearance. At Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape, we understand the importance of proper tree wrapping, ensuring your trees stand tall and strong come spring. Contact us to learn more about our techniques and how they can help you.

    Count On Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscaping for Quality Service
    As winter’s icy grip tightens, the care you invest in your lawn and trees today will shape their health and beauty tomorrow. Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape stands by your side, offering expert guidance and superior services to safeguard your outdoor sanctuary. From fall fertilization and strategic pruning to mulching, proper hydration, and tree wrapping, our top-tier solutions are tailored to meet your unique needs. Don’t let winter dim the vibrancy of your landscape—reach out to us today and experience the transformative power of expert care.

    Unlock the potential of your lawn and trees this winter. Call Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape at 217.306.4215 and embark on a journey to nurture a thriving outdoor paradise that you will enjoy through every season.