September 4, 2019
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Quaint Dining Patio
Paver Patio and Retaining Wall
Patio With Fire Pit Area
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Paver Patio and Outdoor Kitchen
Boulder Wall and Paver Steps
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June 5, 2023
Ignoring Poor Property Drainage Could be Costly
Poor yard drainage is a common problem in the Ann Arbor area. Many homeowners have learned to live with soggy spots in the yard, but like any underlying issue, in time those annoyances can become a costly problem. If you have pools of standing... Read More
May 24, 2023
Project Spotlight – Front Entry Walkway Upgrade
Your entryway is a key part of your curb appeal and provides a solid first impression of your home to visitors. Your front walkway leading to your front door is the first thing any visitor will see of your home. Having a well-designed,... Read More
May 17, 2023
How to Care for Your New Plants
The care you give your landscaping in the first year, and particularly in the first few weeks, is what will determine their long term success. After your landscape plants have been installed, they will need to adjust to their new home. Each type of... Read More
May 10, 2023
It’s Time for Spring Clean Up
Winter is finally coming to an end, which means that it is time to start thinking about spring yard clean-up. The longer the winter months drag on, the more likely it is that your yard has been neglected and needs some help to get back into shape.... Read More
May 8, 2023
Introducing a Valuable Free Resource for Common Lawn Issues
Every homeowner wants to keep their lawn looking healthy and green, and Twin Oaks Landscape has recently put together an eBook about common turf diseases and issues. Homeowners will be able to refer to the ebook to identify any issues they may be... Read More
April 29, 2023
The Power of Mulch: How Proper Mulching Benefits Your Landscape
Mulching is the process of covering the soil or plants with a material such as straw, grass clippings, leaves, bark, or compost. Mulching your landscape can provide a number of benefits, such as improved soil health, water conservation, and weed... Read More
April 27, 2023
Common Annuals to Choose From
It may still feel like winter, but spring is just around the corner and it’s already time to start planning your flower beds. When you are thinking about your garden, early is better than late. If you want to purchase and plant your annuals in... Read More
April 22, 2023
Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Annual Bulbs This Spring
Spring-planted bulbs can give more dramatic garden color this very season! Tuck these ‘Annual-Bulbs’ in among your perennials this spring to create fuller looking beds all summer, or, create focal points with clusters of these ‘Annual... Read More
April 19, 2023
New Box Tree Moth Quarantine: What Ann Arbor Residents Need to Know in 2023
As a landscaping company in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, Twin Oaks Landscape feels it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has recently announced a... Read More
April 13, 2023
Weather and Gardening: The Ultimate Guide to Knowing When to Plant and Prune
Gardening is a beloved pastime that is enjoyed by many. However, it is essential to understand how weather plays a crucial role in gardening. Weather conditions dictate what gardening tasks can be done and when they can be performed. Landscaping... Read More
If you own or manage a commercial property, then you’ll want to begin taking measures during the fall season to help prepare your landscape for the upcoming winter months. If your landscape isn’t properly taken care of during the fall, it could have issues withstanding the cold temperatures and snowfall that are soon to come.
As a result, you’re going to find your landscape in dire need of help once spring comes along — to the point where your landscape could be in such bad shape that it will hurt your curb appeal. Keeping this in mind, the following are a few commercial landscaping tips to help prepare for winter:
1. Aerate Now
Aerate your soil so that water, oxygen, and fertilizer will reach the roots in your soil more easily. Additionally, aerating your soil will help prevent it from becoming too compact, especially when covered with snow, thereby preventing damage.
2. Fall is For Seeding
The best time to plant cool-season grasses is at the beginning of the fall season. If possible, you should seed your grass 45 days before the first frost. This is because the soil should still be warm at this point as a result of summer, but the moderate temperatures during the day and the cool evenings should combine to encourage quick germination.
3. Keepin’ it Green
The leaves on your trees are going to start dropping during the fall season. Do not let them cover your grass. Keep your lawn green by removing dead leaves. Dead leaves will only block sunlight and cause your grass to thin out.
4. A Great Time to Trim
At the end of fall, cut your grass shorter than you usually do. This will allow more sunlight to reach the grass during the winter and will help prevent the grass from being damaged by frost and snowfall.
5. Fall and Winter Watering
Don’t just stop watering your grass and plants because temperatures have started dropping. Water is still required to keep your landscape healthy. The general rule of thumb is to water your landscape until temperatures drop under 40 degrees Fahrenheit and there’s no snow cover.
6. Time to Fertilize Trees
You want your trees to look as healthy as possible once spring comes around. Adding fertilizer to your trees in the late fall will help increase their resistance to insects and diseases throughout winter and the following spring season.
7. Be Sure to Blow Out
If you don’t blow out your sprinkler system before winter hits, you risk serious damage. This is because the water remaining in your sprinkler system’s pipes and faucets will be more likely to freeze, which can cause the pipes to burst. Blowing out your sprinkler system will help remove any traces of water to avoid damage occurring during freezing temperatures.
8. Cut Back Perennials
Many of your perennials will not do well during the winter. They will have issues with pests and diseases and will no longer be an attractive part of your landscape after the first frost. As such, it’s best that you cut back your perennials before winter arrives. This will also help ensure that they grow back healthy during the spring season.
9. Plant now for later
The late fall is a great time to begin planting shrubs and perennials. By planting them now, you can look forward to seeing them pop up in the spring, which will provide a nice boost in curb appeal once winter finally retreats.
Use these commercial landscaping tips to ensure that your landscape will make it through winter. To schedule landscaping maintenance this fall, be sure to contact us at Twin Oaks Landscape today.