When Can You Treat Winter Damage to Your Landscape?

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Winter Damage

How prepared were you for winter when it comes to your commercial landscape? Even with preparation, winter damage still happens. At Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, we understand the importance of treating damage, no matter the season.

Snow Mold

Snow mold may occur if the ground is not entirely frozen when snow begins to accumulate. As the snow melts, you may notice a dense web-like mold. If you find snow mold in your grass, you want to address it as soon as possible. Immediate action to dry out your lawn can help remedy the mold. One way we help remove mold is by raking the affected area. We can break up the mold and encourage drying. In a severe case of mold, you may require a fungicide application.

Branch Breakage

Winter storms produce heavy snow and ice buildup that can bend and snap branches. Weakened or broken branches can present a hazard to your staff, tenants, visitors, and any passerby. If you notice broken branches, you want to call your landscaper as soon as possible. The faster you remove the branches, the safer your property will be.

Frost Heave

As soil conditions fluctuate between thawing and freezing, your shallow plants may be forced upward from the soil and expose the root system. Frost heave cannot be treated until the soil has thawed. Once the soil has softened, then a landscaper can replant them.

Salt Damage

Runoff and application of ice melt products may damage your landscape. It can change the structure of the soil and inhibit water movement. To fix the salt damage, deep watering to the soil will help flush out any contaminated soil and promote healthier plant growth. Generally, waiting until early spring when the temperatures rise above freezing is the best time to treat salt damage.

At Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes, we believe in providing a personal touch to your commercial property. Your property doesn’t take a break in the winter and neither do we. Contact us today at 970-409-1245 to find out how to treat winter damage to your plants!