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Keep Your Property Looking Its Best With These Six Los Angeles Winter Landscaping Tips

Proper care of your home’s trees, gardens, and lawns is a year-round job. While Los Angeles doesn’t experience the cold weather other parts of the country experience, your landscaping still needs special care during the winter months to keep it in top shape.

With winter just around the corner, the Los Angeles lawn care pros at Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping share some tips for keeping your landscaping looking its best during the winter months:

Fertilize Your Lawn

The fall and winter months are the best time to fertilize your lawn. A proper fertilizer with the right nutrients will help keep your lawn healthy all year long.

Pruning and Trimming

Winter is the perfect time to trim and prune your trees and shrubs. Pruning and trimming your trees and bushes during the winter months provide many year-round benefits, including

  • Improving and maintaining the curb appeal of your property.
  • Increasing the structural integrity of your trees and shrubs.
  • Removing dead, diseased, and/or extraneous branches to relieve weight and reduce overgrowth.
  • Providing proper clearance over walkways and fences.
  • Encouraging new plant growth.
  • Preventing trees and shrubs from encroaching onto a neighbor’s property.

Clean Up Dead Brush and Other Debris

Winter is a good time to remove dead brush, unwanted vegetation, and other debris from your property. Not only do they affect the appearance of your property, but they also pose a fire hazard, threaten the health of your lawn and garden plants, and provide a home to rats, insects, and other pests.

Mulch

Now that you’ve pruned and trimmed your trees and shrubs and cleared away the brush and weeds, you can apply a layer of mulch. Mulch helps the soil retain water, keeps your roots insulated against cold temperatures, and prevents weeds from returning. Materials such as shredded bark and straw make excellent winter mulch.

Change Your Irrigation Schedule

You need to change your watering schedule to reduce the risk of fungus growth during the darker, wetter months of winter. Watering in the early morning, rather than overnight, helps fungus growth in check.

Aerate Your Lawn

In addition to fertilizing, the winter months are a good time to aerate your soil. Aerating your soil prevents it from becoming overly compressed, which can make it difficult for roots to grow and breathe. Aerating your soil during the cooler, wetter months of winter prevents it from becoming overly dry.

Outstanding Los Angeles Winter Landscaping Services

Well-maintained landscaping improves your home’s curb appeal, increasing your property’s value. In Los Angeles, proper landscape maintenance is a year-round job.

Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping provides outstanding tree and landscaping services to home and business owners throughout the LA area. Your property requires different landscaping care depending on the season. With over 25 years of local landscaping experience, we have the know-how and skills to keep your landscaping looking its best all year.

If you’re looking for superior winter landscaping care in Los Angeles, get in touch with Gutierrez & Sons Landscaping. You can reach us through our website or call us at (310) 324-6593 for a quote. Emergency tree services are available if a winter storm has left you with a dead, damaged, or fallen tree on your property.