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Planning In Winter

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You might think of the winter as a time to just forget about your yard, and to a certain extent, you can. You've got other things to deal with as the holiday season comes on, as Thanksgiving and then Christmas take up our attention, and then we make our way through the doldrums of January and February.


However, at the same time, you can be thinking about the next growing season while you're in that winter frost. Sure, you might have a lot of other stuff to do, but on the other hand, you might just be sitting at the window with a mug of hot cocoa, watching the snow come down, and have ample time to plan for the season to come.


Cover Crops


One consideration for winter is any cover crops that you may have in place to cover soil through the winter. You can start thinking about how you're going to turn over the soil or what you're going to plant in the spring. That can be a fun way to pass part of a winter day.


Trees


This is another major component of dealing with your yard in the winter time.


Lots of people would think that fall is the perfect time to prune your fruit trees or trim back certain types of tree varieties.


But some experts swear by a practice of pruning in the late winter, before the tree starts to develop for spring. That means you can be planning all of this work in midwinter and thinking about how you're going to cut back the trees, what you're going to do with the branches, and generally how you're going to logistically approach these jobs. That can save you time and energy in the spring when everything is puddle-green-wonderful.


Debris


Then there's all of those different types of debris that are left in your yard from things that died the season before.


Do you have annuals or perennials in your beds? What about leaves and pine needles?


The natural world is dormant during the winter, but it's going to wake up soon. If you need any help with your property, ask for Blue Morning and let us help you put together a plan that works for your household and property. We have an excellent track record in our part of Pennsylvania, and we know how to optimize your landscaping to get the best result. Get help from a firm that values thoughtful design, not just “putting something in.”

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