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Winter Preparation for Your Landscape

Fall is not just a time to see the changing of the leaves, it’s an opportune time to prepare the landscape for the winter ahead. By taking action during the fall, your plants will be protected and your yard be set up to look its best next spring. At Nurney Landscape and Design, we offer a variety of winter prep services to help you get your landscape ready for the cold weather.

Cleaning Up Flower Beds

One major task we take care of when preparing your landscape for the winter is cleaning out your flower beds. This means removing all dead or dying plants, as well as any weeds. We will rake up any leaves or debris that have fallen into your flower beds. This will help prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in your garden. Do you participate in the seasonal color program? We can plant some fall annuals or drop in some perennials that will bloom come spring!

Cleaning Up the Outside of the House

Another important step we take during winter prep is cleaning around the outside of your house. This includes removing any leaves or debris from your gutters and downspouts. We will be able to inspect anything that looks damaged and needs to be repaired or replaced. This includes lights, containers, irrigation systems, and more.


Fall is a good time to prune many types of trees and shrubs. Pruning helps remove dead or diseased branches and shape your plants. One of the benefits of pruning later in the fall is that many of the leaves have dropped, making it easier to inspect the tree or shrub.

Fall Clean Up

Fall clean up is a comprehensive process that includes all of the tasks listed above, as well as some additional tasks such as aerating and fertilizing your lawn, and winterizing your irrigation system.

Winter Mulching

Mulching your garden beds in the fall is a great way to protect your plants from the cold weather. Mulch also helps suppress weeds and retain moisture in the soil. We have been using Nutri-Peat organic mulch for years now. It is the best that we have found!

Dormant Oil

Dormant oil is a type of horticultural oil used to control pests and diseases on trees and shrubs. Dormant oil is applied to plants while they are dormant, which is typically in the late winter or early spring. Ask us if your property could benefit from a dormant oil treatment. We will inspect your trees and shrubs for signs of pests and diseases.


Burlap can be used to wrap sensitive plants, such as evergreens, in the winter to protect them from the cold weather. It is often used for new planting as well, to help them adapt to colder winters.

Power Wash

Power washing walkways, patios, and driveways in the fall is a great way to remove any dirt or grime that has accumulated over the summer. It is also a good way to prevent the buildup of algae and moss in the winter.

At Nurney Landscape and Design, we offer a variety of winter prep services that can be incorporated into a maintenance package. If you are interested in learning more about our winter prep maintenance package, please contact us today! We would be happy to get on a call to discuss your needs and provide you with a quote!


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