Landscaping Tips on How to Winterize Your Sonoma County Yard & Garden

The winter time might seem like a down season for your garden and landscaping. However, it is the perfect time for you to begin prep for the upcoming spring. In fact, what you do in the winter plays a massive role in the quality of your garden during the warmer months. So, if you’re serious about your garden and are interested in landscaping tips and services in Sonoma County, the team at Gardenworks Inc., can assist you.

Planting Bulbs

Winter can be a great time to plant bulbs prior to the spring. Bulbs purchased in stores or through mail order are usually on shelves or arrive in the mail at about the best time to plant them.  Instructions typically accompany your order or purchase as well to ease your mind and give you complete information as to when, how deep, how far apart, exposure and how large they will get. Following planting guidelines will give the bulbs time to acclimate to the soil and begin to set up root. This way, when spring hits, you’ll have full, beautiful, and bursting with color bulbs.

Remove the Dead Plant Material

While out planting during this time, make sure to rid the garden and landscape of all the dead plant material. Cut your perennials down and clear away debris – especially material that may have built up around the crown or base of plants. Much of this material can be composted to be used later to invigorate your garden by adding back nutrients naturally. Plant litter can harbor insect pests and diseases and failure to remove this material result in spreading them.

Lawn Care

When it comes to landscaping services in Sonoma County, one of the best tips is to protect your lawn. As you know, your lawn goes through a considerable amount during the summer. Mid-September through most of October is about the time your lawn can begin recovering from the hard summer. Around this time, you want to aerate the lawn. This helps loosen up the soil giving it the ability to breathe. You’ll also want to lay down fertilizer for your garden and lawn now following the aeration of the soil to boost nutrient intake before soil temperatures drop and your plants and lawn slow down for the winter.

The team at Gardenworks Inc. is here to assist you with all your landscaping needs. These Sonoma County landscaping services are designed to improve the look and feel of your home’s garden and yard. If you’re ready to take your gardening and landscaping to the next level, have questions regarding services or just want a quote, feel free to give our team a call today.