Your Las Vegas yard deserves good protection all winter long—but are you giving it what it needs? Here are seven things you can do right now, if you haven’t already, to ensure your lawn makes it through the winter and will be ready when spring arrives.
- Protect Your Plants
- Don’t Forget Fertilizer
- Prune Trees and Shrubs
- Remove Debris From the Landscape
- Protect Your Irrigation System From Freezing
- Cut Your Grass Short
- Refresh the Mulch for Moisture and Warmth
1. Protect Your Plants
Even though winters in the Las Vegas and Henderson areas are typically pretty mild, snow is possible, and temperatures can dip below freezing. There are several things you can do to protect your plants.
- Remove old flowers
- Prune them back
- Cover them before a cold snap
- Bring them indoors
Covering larger plants is the easiest way to keep them safe. Small, potted plants can often be brought inside until the weather gets warmer again.
2. Don’t Forget Fertilizer
Adding fertilizer to your lawn and flower beds is a great way to help keep your plants healthy all throughout the winter. Just make sure you’re using the right amount, as too much can be harmful.
3. Prune Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs should be pruned or cut back when they go dormant for the winter months. That way, they aren’t using as much energy and can come back stronger when spring arrives.
4. Remove Debris From the Landscape
Don’t leave debris on your lawn or in your flower beds during winter. Instead, you want to make sure the space is clear and clean. Getting everything cleaned up for winter makes it easier to move into spring without a lot of work to be done. That helps keep your winter landscape ready for the next season.
- Rake leaves
- Pick up sticks
- Remove dead plants
5. Protect Your Irrigation System From Freezing
Your irrigation system could freeze if it’s not properly insulated or buried deeply enough in the ground. You can reduce this chance by removing the end caps, allowing any frozen water to expand so that it won’t harm the pipes.
6. Cut Your Grass Short
One of the best winter landscaping ideas is to cut your grass. Cutting grass down to about two inches in length helps it survive the winter and get back to growing strong as soon as the weather warms up again.
7. Refresh the Mulch for Moisture and Warmth
Mulch is important. It provides your plants and overall landscape with valuable protection, but it needs to be replaced periodically. Putting down new mulch reduces any soil loss over the wintertime, looks great, and adds to the security of your plants while the weather is cold.
Let Us Winterize Your Landscape
At Green America Tree & Landscaping, we know businesses in the Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson areas need great landscaping. We can help you improve and protect your winter landscape, offering landscaping ideas and support all year long.