While you may not use or even want an outdoor patio in the winter, now can be the best time to install it. Installing a patio in the winter offers several perks if you want to get the most out of your hardscape investment with minimal sacrifice to your landscape and wallet. Here are some leading reasons why winter can be an ideal time for patio installation:
While the cold temperatures may prevent you from enjoying your plants and flowers outdoors, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring some seasonal favorites inside your home this season. In fact, there are several holiday plants that are commonly used to brighten the interior of your home and give your space a festive touch when your outdoor landscape looks bleak. However, if you have indoor pets, you may want to consider your interior plant selection more carefully. Vomiting and other adverse health effects can occur when your dog or cat ingests certain holiday plants.
Poor drainage in your landscape can cause a host of problems. When rainwater doesn’t run off or escape your yard the way it should, it can cause erosion issues and create pools of water that can quickly threaten your landscape’s health and appearance. While poor drainage is a concern throughout the entire year, it can cause some specific issues like crown hydration during the winter months.
Just like our bodies, your turf grass demands a certain nutritional formula to retain optimal health. Unfortunately, nature alone doesn’t always provide enough of these vital nutrients, which means they need to be added to your soil during fall feeding. One of the most important yet overlooked nutrients for healthy turf is potassium.
The fall season is closing in and winter is quickly approaching. Are you prepared? More specifically, is your landscape prepared? The fall is the perfect time to give your lawn some TLC while preparing it for dormant winter months. In fact, what you do for your plants and grass before cold temperatures set in can make a drastic difference in how your landscape revives in the spring. Don’t make the mistake of waiting or neglecting to prep your landscape for the winter.
Your lawn and irrigation should get a good tune-up and maintenance during the fall. This includes checking your irrigation and drainage in your yard. Due to the increased moisture during fall and the active stage of your lawn’s root system, this is a good time to maintain, renovate or replace turf. Thatching, aerating and fertilization should be considered before the winter makes an entrance.