It’s important that you not start too early; the best time to start the winterization process is in late fall when the leaves on the trees are falling consistently and are turning brown. First you want to start with taking indoors all potted plants. Anything that is left outside should be wrapped in burlap. If you have plants that grow near walkways where you may salt, protect them – salt kills plants.
Clean all the debris off your lawn. You should also rake up all leaves. If it snows and the leaves are still there it can cause snow mold, which can destroy lawns. You can also put out mulch. It helps to act as an insulator for plants, protecting them against frost and snow. It also helps plants keep their moisture.
I know it may sound like a lot of work, but these are things you really need to consider doing in order to keep your lawn and plants ready for springtime. Winters can be brutal, especially in New York and New Jersey.Source: Yardener
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In New Jersey and around the Garden state area they are still getting hammered by snow. Instead of that luscious green scenery that we are use to seeing, it is just white snow as far as the eye can see. There is no need to prepare your lawn or landscape yet, there is still more snow to come. The Up-state area can expect another few inches of snow.
The Garden State’s should be renamed for the time being to the Snow Garden or Garden of Snow. Check out this video of a snow storm in progress in New Jersey.
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