Winter landscaping is a big part of many lawn and garden businesses' yearly projections, but for every lawn control company that stays busy in the winter months, there are several that perform a lot less work. It doesn't have to be this way. This winter is the time to prepare a landscape to be its very best in the spring and summer. By adapting your lawn care services to winter weather, you can stay up and running year round. Here are five simple ways to do just that.
Offering on-demand snow blowing serves a couple of purposes. Snow banks can cause dormant lawns to become damaged, so quick removal is necessary for a prime turf come spring. Also, some clients may not be able to "dig themselves out," so to speak, and may be willing to keep your team on call in the event of a big storm. This service can offer special value to older or disabled customers.
Another way to deal with cold, wet conditions is to promote drainage. By creating channels for melting snow to flow off of a landscaping service, you'll deal with much less in the way of rot and cold damage when the warmer months roll back around.
Evergreen trees, shrubs, and hedges are most impressive against a white canvas of snow. This is a great time of year to get these landscaping elements looking their best, so make sure you offer professional hedge and tree trimming services to your summer customers.
The timely removal of leaves is important in many yards. This is a bigger job than most customers can handle on their own. Because leaves rot and choke out grass growth, it's important to remove them before they have a chance to do their worst. Make sure to offer this service to your customers if you're in need of winter work.
Mulching is useful year round, but it can be a matter of life and death in the winter. Some landscaping elements like perennial plants and trees are able to survive in cold climates, providing they have adequate mulch to keep their roots warm. If you have clients with elaborate landscaping elements, it's important to make sure they survive the winter. Provide winter-proofing services like mulching to make sure that the more delicate plants make it to spring.
There are quite a number of landscaping techniques that can be applied in even the coldest months of the year: gardening preparation, fertilizer use, frost prevention, etc. Get creative, and you can find all kinds of ideas to make ends meet this winter. Wright knows you probably won't be mowing much at this time of year, but we're devoted to helping out landscaping companies. We wish you a wonderful winter, and look forward to seeing you out in the field next spring!