Why You Need a Baltimore County, MD Landscape Company to Prepare Your Flowerbeds and Landscape for Winter
Did you know that your Bowleys Quarters or Carney landscape and flowerbeds need preparation before winter?
If you want your property to have a tidy look throughout the winter, you need to hire a professional landscaper to do the work for you. You’ll save time and frustration—especially if you don’t have a green thumb.
How to Clean Out a Baltimore County, MD Flowerbed or Landscaped Area
If you want to spend about two hours to a whole afternoon cleaning up your landscape, then you
need some tools of the trade. You also need a place to dispose of your old leaves, mulch, and
You need the following lawn equipment:
- Hedgerow clippers
- Hand clippers
- Hand rake
- Garden gloves
You should also have a compost bin or be able to burn your leaves. If you don’t have a way to get rid of garden debris on your own, then you’ll need to pay someone to haul it away for you.
Learn more: Why Your MD Lawn Needs Mowing into Late Fall
Next, you’ll need a tarp or another dry surface onto which you’ll put all of the plant clippings and other garden waste. Don’t forget your gardening gloves and old clothes because you’ll be working in the dirt.
Conversely, your Lutherville-Timonium landscaping company has all of the tools to cleanup your landscape without you providing anything. Plus, your landscaping company will cleanup your beds, so you’re wowed when they’re done.
Fall is the Time to Cleanup Your MD Flowerbeds and Landscapes
While you can cleanup your beds in the spring, it’s more efficient to tidy them in the fall. Plus, it saves you time and money to get the job done now. Your fall gardens and landscape will look
manicured in time for Thanksgiving. At Ground Control Lawn Care, we provide both basic landscaping as well as lawn services, including mowing. In the fall, we focus on flowerbeds, landscaping, and yard cleanup services. Some people ask, “Should I remove old mulch before adding a new layer?” At Ground Control, our crews rake your mulch for freshness. If you need a fresh application, we’ll add more mulch if you request it.
When we put your flower gardens and landscape to bed for the winter, we provide the following
- We’ll pull out all weeds.
- We separate perennials and transplant them.
- We’ll cut back ornamental grasses and other perennials.
- We pull out all summer annuals.
- We plant bulbs for early spring color.
- We’ll mulch tree rings and flower gardens.
At Ground Control Lawn Care, we provide landscape fall cleanup to both homeowners and commercial properties in Baltimore County.
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When should you have your Dundalk flowerbeds, tree rings, and other landscaped areas finished? You need to get everything—including any lawn cleanup and final mowing—done by the end of November. Once the ground is frozen, it’ll be hard to dig and pull out any plant materials.
A Weedy Mess
If your gardens and landscaped areas are full of weeds, our crews will dig up them up and apply mulch to keep weeds away for the rest of the winter. If you desire, we can also plant spring bulbs for early spring color. And we can add more plants in the spring after the ground thaws.
Mulch Is More than a Pretty Face
Many times, people will add mulch to their flower gardens because it makes their landscapes look crisp and clean.
Yet, mulch does so much more for your plants—including in the winter. Here are the benefits of
1. Mulch protects the soil. You don’t want any bare patches of soil open over the winter
because the cold will dry out the soil as well as let the freezing temperatures affect the soil
at a deeper level.
2. Mulch keeps moisture in the soil over the winter. Your plants need water over the
winter to keep them alive.
3. Mulch prevents weeds. There are weeds, such as chickweed, that sprout during the
winter. A fresh application of mulch will suppress those weed seeds from germinating.
4. If you planted ornamental trees and shrubs this fall, mulch will protect the roots as
well as regulate soil temperatures.
5. As mulch breaks down, it puts nutrients back into the soil that feed microorganisms.
Microorganisms benefit the soil by aerating it and adding organic matter.
Why You Need Ground Control Lawn Service for All of Your Lawn and
At Ground Control Lawn Care, we provide maintenance services to keep your Middle River, Overlea, or Parkville property looking its best all year round.
In addition to putting your MD flowerbeds and landscapes to bed for the winter, we also provide mowing services all the way to the end of November.
If your lawn and landscape need fall cleanup services, call us today at (443) 520-5646 or fill out our contact form.
At Ground Control Lawn Care, we serve the following Maryland cities: Bowleys Quarters, Carney, Essex, Lutherville-Timonium, Middle River, Overlea, Parkville, Perry Hall, Rosedale, and White Marsh.