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The Wrath of Winter on Lawns

Severe low tem­per­a­tures, ice, and con­tin­ual wet con­di­tions caused by snow and the sub­se­quent melt can raise havoc on grass and bed­ding plants. As win­ter turns to spring, lawns often show dam­age that occured dur­ing the cold­est months includ­ing vole (mice), snow mold (fun­gus dis­ease) and road salt dam­age. These things as well as tem­per­a­ture fluc­tu­a­tions, snow­fall vol­ume and sun expo­sure can be very destruc­tive to lawns. Lawns usu­ally fill-in as con­di­tions warm in spring, but it takes some spe­cial atten­tion to cause and effect.

Plants and trees are also sus­cep­ti­ble to win­ter dam­age. Heavy snows and erratic tem­per­a­tures may cause limbs to break or crack in both trees and plants. Barks and outer foliage may also have been vic­tims of hun­gry ani­mals short on a win­ter food supply.

Again, we wel­come the oppor­tu­nity to bring the shine back to your lawn, trees, and beds. March is not too early to begin to assess the winter’s dam­age and make a plan to set things right. Our exper­tise includes bed main­te­nance, fer­til­iza­tion, aer­a­tion and pruning.

Call Land­forms today. (248)345‑4231

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