Most people are familiar with what their landscapers can offer during the spring and summer months, but what many do not realize is that landscapers work year-round. Even during the winter months, there are plenty of jobs to keep your professional landscaping contractors busy.
From winter lawn prep, snow and ice management, winter mulching, and more, Turf Titanz is excited to take care of your commercial property during the off-season cold weather months. Let’s explore the many ways that the grounds of your business can benefit from our winter landscaping services.
Winter Lawn Preparation
Of course, our clients care about the beauty of their commercial lawns during spring and summer. But, when snow, ice, and sleet start to present themselves in the winter months, our customers might ask themselves, “what is the point of spending money on landscaping when the lawn is covered and the grass is not growing anyway?” We understand the hesitation of many customers who are unsure of what winter landscaping services might entail.
Why You Should Invest in Winter Lawn Prep
At Turf TitanZ, we know that the landscaping efforts made for your winter lawn prep are vital to the health and well-being of your commercial business’ grounds. If you do not have your lawn taken care of year-round, it is more susceptible to issues during the months you want fresh, green grass and eye-catching flower beds.
When freezing temperatures arise, it’s important that your landscapers have protected the trees, shrubs, and soil so that they can thrive next year.
Services included in our winter lawn prep packages are:
- Tree and shrub pruning.
- Wrapping plants and wrapping young trees in protective burlap sacks.
- Dethatching, aerating, and/or lawn fertilizing for soil health.
- Removal of dead grass and removing plants.
- Draining sprinklers and hoses so they do not freeze during the winter.
- Keeping the lawn dry so that the lawn does not acquire snow mold build-up.
- Removal and storage services for outdoor patio furniture.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to keep your lawn care professionals busy so your lawn is prepped for when winter arrives.
Aeration and Overseeding
When the grass on your commercial property starts to turn brown or appears to be thin and patchy, it’s a sign that there is no proper aeration of the soil for your grass type. Hiring a local commercial lawn care business for aeration and overseeding services in the fall will help maintain the health of your lawn year-round, eliminating that unsightly grass that’s bad for business.
When we aerate your commercial lawn, we create small holes that allow water, air, and nutrients to penetrate the roots of the grass. This process encourages healthy growth of the grass that avoids those thinning-out areas that make a lawn look unappealing. Overseeding involves the panting of more seeding to encourage more growth of healthy grass when winter ends.
Snow Removal And Ice Management
Business owners in North Carolina know that when heavy snow hits, it can negatively affect business. Piled-up snow can block parking lot entryways and take up necessary space in parking lots that customers would otherwise utilize.
Our professionals in snow removal and ice management work all winter long to ensure your parking lots, walkways, and entry areas are free from snow or ice that could present a danger to your customers. Your commercial business’ reputation can be affected if customers see huge, unattractive snow piles and it may cause potential customers to interpret excess snow as a sign you are not currently open for business.
As part of our snow and ice management, we offer:
- snow plowing
- snow removal
- ice removal
- sidewalk clearing
- anti-icing and pre-icing preventative measures
The Consequences of Improper Snow and Ice Management
It is significantly important in the winter months to keep walkways and parking lots safe from falls and accidents. You are financially liable to take preventative measures so your customers do not face any harm on your property. Failing to do so could result in costly legal fees and increased insurance rates, not to mention a negative impression on your business.
Understanding the importance of snow and ice removal for your commercial property is essential to customer care and long-term profitability for your company.
In the off-season months of fall and winter, the last thing you want to do while running your commercial business is to go outside in the cold weather to rake and bag the excessive amount of fallen leaves on the ground. You can instead rely on our lawn care professionals to do the job for you.
Turf TitanZ operates our leaf removal services year-round, with the fall and even winter months keeping us busiest. Our leaf removal service is popular with residential customers and commercial wholesalers alike and extends to gutter-cleaning services for your building.
This comprehensive service consists of blowing the leaves off and out of surfaces and shrubs, collecting them, removing them, and disposing of them. The result is a clean and clear lawn and building that is not cluttered with leaves or debris.
Including mulching as a part of the pre-winter prep service for your business’ landscaping protects your plants, shrubs, and trees from the danger of frozen roots. Mulching can be labor intensive, therefore, having a reputable lawn care business do the work for you before the temperature drops is a smart way to maintain your commercial landscaping.
The optimal time for mulching your commercial property lawn is during the fall or after the first hard frost of the season. The purpose of winter mulching is to help protect your plants from frost, freeze, and harsh winds. By mulching during the off-season, the moisture in the soil is conserved and encouraged to retain the water for healthy soil.
While the removal of dead plants and weeds is important year-round, having professional weed removal during the winter can help stop weeds from sprouting once spring comes around.
The non-living elements of your landscaping design are just as important as the living parts. Winter and fall are great times to hardscape your commercial property with the gravel, brick, wood, paving, and stone materials that will spruce up the look of your business.
Examples of hardscaping projects we can offer in the winter are:
- retaining walls
- decks and patios
- fire pits
- gazebos and pergolas
Why is Winter a Good time for Hardscaping?
Hardscaping your commercial property during the winter months can add value to your property and offer costs that may be pricier in the spring and summertime.
Some of the benefits your business will see by using our hardscaping winter services are:
- cost savings
- faster turnaround
- less damage to your yard
- less weed growth
Planting Trees and Shrubs
As long as the ground is not frozen, winter is the perfect time to plant new trees and shrubs on your commercial property. Just as removing dead plants is important, planting new shrubs and trees adds to the aesthetic appeal of your landscaping features.
In order to encourage the most significant root growth, your landscaper will plant trees and shrubs before temperatures freeze, so that stress levels remain low and the roots can thrive in the dormant season.
Ask our winter landscaping professionals about the best types of trees and shrubs for your property and schedule us to come to evaluate your landscaping needs in the colder months to get the most out of the rooting process.
Contact Turf TitanZ For Winter Landscaping Services
Whether for ice and snow removal or any other winter landscaping service for your commercial property, Turf TitanZ has offered expert lawn care to Raleigh, Wake Forest, Youngsville, and the surrounding areas for over a decade.
Call us today at (919) 562-0771 or fill out the form below to learn more about our winter landscaping services.