Protect Your Tree This Winter

Lawn care takes a back seat when the winter weather blows in for the season. People leave their rakes and lawnmowers in the garage while trading for the shovels and snowblowers.

Don’t forget about your trees when the grass stops growing. Your trees will struggle to survive if left on their own. The struggle becomes even more critical for young trees.

Follow the cautions below to protect your tree during the winter and set them up for long term success.

Insulate With Mulch
About 3 inches of mulch helps to insulate your tree from the elements. Even this thin layer will help protect the roots. Spread the mulch underneath the branches in an even layer. Avoid a pile of mulch around the trunk.

Wrap Your Tree in Protection
Hungry critters and small rodents love to gnaw on tree bark when food becomes scarce in the winter. Stop them from feasting on your tree by wrapping its trunk with a plastic guard. Chickenwire helps stop animal chewing as well. The older the tree, the less protection you will need to add.

Create Snow Shelters
Build make-shift wooden shelters around small trees to defend against heavy snowfall. For mature trees, lightly knock snow off branches with a broom. If you see ice forming on thin branches, it might help to tie them to thicker branches.

Avoid Salt Damage
Ice is one of the worst hazards of winter. No one wants to slip whether they are on their feet or in a car. But the salt people and counties use to pour on sidewalks and streets can be harmful to grass, trees, and shrubs. Once this salt gets into a tree, the damage creeps in and can deteriorate the whole tree. Avoid salt infusion problems by using de-icing, calcium chloride-based salts.

Independent Lawn Service provides the Livonia area with the lawn and grounds care that helps our community members present their home with a welcoming outside. If you need extra help protecting your trees this winter, give the professionals a call at (734) 228-4729.

Reviving Your Dry Grass to Make it Green Again

Vibrant, green lawns can be tough to maintain. This summer has been a scorcher. With many long periods without rain, many people have some brown spots in their lawn. Dry, dead, and discolored spots in your lawn can affect your yard’s overall...

7 Lawn Mowing Tips: How To Mow Your Lawn Like A Pro

Mowing the lawn isn’t too tough once you get the hang of it. Most parents teach their kids how to do it at a young age, and then it becomes the youngster’s weekly chore. However, are there some methods you might be doing that harm your...

5 Shrub Maintenance Tips to Keep Them Looking Great

Shrubs complete the landscaping of any property. These small, woody plants may look like trees, but there is more to them. Shrubs have evergreen and leaf-bearing options to decorate your space. Shrubs can be added to an existing design or planned...

4 Lawn Fertilizer Tips to Get the Greenest Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn is a necessary step to keeping up its health and vibrant green appearance. Your yard is a battleground for grass. Trees, shrubs, weeds, and other grasses compete with your lawn for resources, including nutrients, water, and...

Spring Yard Clean-Up: 5 Tips for a Beautiful Lawn

Our Southeast Michigan weather will continue to turn from hot to cold and sunny to rainy or even snowy. No matter what it wants to do, now is the time for your spring yard clean up! You won’t need to worry about the mowing just yet. However,...

Winter Lawn Care Tips for a Healthy Lawn in the Spring

Taking care of your yard is a year-long task. As with most maintenance, there will be busy seasons and low seasons. Make sure to keep up with your lawn care throughout the year to maintain its ongoing health. This continued maintenance can also help...

Common Types of Snow Removal Services

Having a solid snow removal service for your business to cover the winter before the snowstorms hit is crucial to your business continuing operations without any downtime or safety concerns. Snow and ice management is no easy job, but it is a...

Fall Maintenance Tips to Keep Yard Pests Out

The fall is a great time to soak up as much of the outdoors as you can before it turns cold. The overwhelming heat is out at this point so you can comfortably play some backyard games, barbeque some nice meals, or get cozy near the fire. Then the...

Summer Mowing Tips for the Healthiest Lawn

Summer is here, and people already have their mowers out. We have seen some common issues with lawns. To help keep your grass growing strong and healthy, follow our tips below. Mow Often And Not too Short A mistake so many people make with...
Page: 12 - All
This is my third year with Independent Lawn Service™ and I couldn't be more pleased.
Independent Lawn Service™ has done a delightful job with consistent results at the last 2 homes I've lived in since 2014. They can revive and reverse a lawn neglected and over-run by weeds, quack grass, and other undesirable traits. I don't know what their "secret sauce" is, but they do fantastic work and are dependable if you need specialized assistance. I will keep using them. Thomas M.* via
Read More Testimonials arrow_forward