Winter is upon us once again, and you know what that means for your business: it’s time to take care of your commercial landscape.
At Procare, we understand that winter landscaping can feel burdensome, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 5 simple tips to make your life easier this winter season.
#1 Take Care of Pests/Diseases
One of the most common misconceptions people have is that your landscape will be free of insects and diseases during the winter, but unfortunately, that’s not true. Even though it is true that they slow down during the winter, you will never be pest and disease-free.
It’s important to make sure that you thoroughly rid of any pests or diseases you might have found on your landscape during the fall. While we are aware that sometimes you might want to recycle the infected plants, it is important to get completely rid of them and dispose of them far away from your land. This will ensure that you will be pest free for the next season.
A common pest that you should always keep an eye out is snow mold in your turf. This will guarantee that your landscape will be healthy and strong for the Spring, free of any pests or diseases that could affect your winter garden.
#2 Clean and Shut Down Your Irrigation System
Even though it is wintertime, it is still important to take care of your irrigation system. If you don’t properly clean out and shut down your sprinklers or drainage pipes you are facing the risk of serious damage.
When the water freezes in the pipes it is likely for it to explode and cause serious water damage. In order to avoid this make sure that you take care of any leftover water your sprinklers might have.
#3 Snow Removal Is Key
Many business owners face the problem of snow plowing during the wintertime. Depending on where your business is located, you might be facing heavy amounts of snow and ice during the winter. This is why snow removal services are so important.
We specialize in providing the best snow removal services for our client’s needs. Hiring a commercial snow removal company will allow you to relax during this time and take care of any snow build-up that could potentially be detrimental to the customer experience.
#4 Apply De-Icers the Right Way
This goes hand in hand with taking care of snow removal, applying de-icers should be a priority for your business. This is essential for your business to guarantee the safety of not only your customers but also your employees.
We use liquid salt brine, which allows the salt to start working immediately after it’s applied. This kind of care will help your customer and employee experience guaranteeing their safety at all times.
#5 Add a Pop of Color During the Winter
Finally, no landscape maintenance is complete without taking care of the aesthetics. Wintertime can be a gloomy time of the year, this is why adding some pops of color to your landscape can make you stand out.
Plants and shrubs like Winterberries can add a beautiful pop of color to your landscape and give it a vivacious feeling. Adding these kinds of perennials can elevate your business despite the somber winter.
Commercial landscape maintenance can be a tricky task to take care of during the wintertime. Even though winter is often described as a time when your perennials are dormant and everything is dark and gloomy, there are still important steps you should be taking care of.
Thanks to our years of experience and variety of clients, we have developed the best possible landscape maintenance services for each of our clients in the commercial industry.
If you are interested in more tips and tricks for taking care of your landscape in the winter, continue reading our winter services page. If you’re looking to hire a commercial landscape company, Contact Us at Procare today!