North Texas and Dallas have their share of balmy summer days when the heat feels like it will never end. But eventually, winter arrives, bringing sudden temperature drops that catch the most prepared homeowner off guard. Like a home, a lawn is an investment that brings joy to life throughout the year, and protecting North Texas plants during winter freezes is vital to their life and beauty.
Never get caught unprepared by North Texas freezes by following these essential tips to keep your lawn winter-ready. And to better prepare for the winter months that can bring unprecedented cold snaps, the Siara Designs® team can help you choose plants that are better suited for the climate of North Texas, schedule a maintenance plan, and offer full-service landscaping in Dallas and North Texas. We provide North Texas landscape design solutions to help you protect plants during winter freezes.
While plants require less water during the winter, effectively watering will ensure your North Texas plants are ready when winter temperatures dip below freezing. Like humans, plants must be prepared before a freeze arrives to help them cope more efficiently with dramatic weather changes. Hydration is an effective way to ensure your plants stay healthy when freezes hit the Dallas area.
- Water plants at the roots a day or two before a freeze, allowing the moisture to soak in deeply and be taken up by the roots.
- Water earlier in the day to allow for water absorption before nightly temperatures start to drop.
- Moist soil around plants will provide better insulation than dry soils, protecting a plant’s roots from freezing.
- Ensure the soil surrounding new plants is adequately placed around the base to serve as a weather barrier and prevent cold temperatures from affecting root systems as quickly.
Managing water effectively also requires proper drainage to prevent a plant’s roots from sitting in water for days, creating the potential for root rot and other diseases that can spread throughout your landscape. Addressing drainage and grading issues in a lawn before winter arrives can be one of the most practical steps to keep your winter worry-free during freezes. Our North Texas drainage services not only protect your landscape, but they effectively protect your home.
Think of mulch as a warm winter scarf. Mulch comes in a wide variety of options to add clean definition to a landscape while protecting North Texas plants during winter freezes. Mulch will hold moisture in the ground while stabilizing the soil temperature during any season. Let Siara Designs evaluate your lawn and determine the optimal types of mulch for Dallas landscapes.
Improving the mulch in a landscape and keeping it fresh will not only serve to protect plants during a winter freeze, but it will also work to suppress weeds that love to creep up in the landscaped areas around your home. Mulch also allows rain to soak in more slowly and evenly around plants to ensure even watering with less runoff. The application of mulch is more than laying it on the ground.
Plants need the appropriate breathing space to optimize their growth and protection. Just like a scarf, when wrapped inappropriately, it can become smothering, making it challenging to get fresh air. Siara Designs can assess your plants and determine the best mulching solutions for your landscape.
Schedule Tree and Shrub Trimming
A consultation with a landscape design expert at Siara Designs will allow us to discuss the best time to schedule tree and shrub trimming services in North Texas to keep your plants looking vibrant while preparing them for the cold winter months. Trimming services should be planned to maximize the benefits of this service and achieve the optimal health of your plants. Trimming also allows our landscaping technicians to inspect your plants for pests and diseases more damaging than the coldest North Texas winter freeze.
Tree trimming also protects your home by preventing limbs from falling onto structures, significantly damaging the integrity of a home. Tree and shrub trimming is a preventive measure you can take for protection. When winter storms hit North Texas, preparation can give you the peace of mind to safely ride out a significant weather event.
Scheduling a seasonal yard clean-up in addition to protective tree trimming services prepares your lawn for the transition in each season, which can happen suddenly in North Texas. Once the maintenance is scheduled, we take care of the rest. Our efficient services are implemented to cause minimal disruption to your schedule and home.
Inspect Irrigation Systems
Irrigation systems make watering a lawn and plants simple, without much thought. However, failing to schedule your North Texas irrigation system inspection before the winterization process can wreak havoc on the plants that have been so lovingly cared for all summer long. Protecting North Texas plants during winter freezes requires safeguarding the systems that nurture them throughout the year.
Inspecting an irrigation system in late fall and late winter will not only protect your system but will also protect your plants from the potential of overwatering caused by damaged irrigation systems. Inspecting an irrigation system can also produce significant savings when water leaks are detected early. A thorough irrigation audit is essential in North Texas before and after freezing weather.
Protecting your plants and irrigation system from the damage caused by winter freezes is simple when Siara Designs provides your routine inspection and scheduled maintenance. We understand the impact of freezing weather on your Dallas landscape and will work proactively to provide quality service that meets any weather demands throughout North Texas.
Schedule North Texas Lawn Winterization Services Today
Siara Designs is committed to protecting your landscape during the winter freezes in North Texas so that it is ready to display its magnificence when springtime rolls around. The plants in your lawn work hard during the winter months and need nurture and care to keep them vibrant throughout the year so your family can enjoy the benefits of its beauty during the more comfortable outdoor gathering seasons.
Schedule a consultation with Siara Designs today to provide your landscape with winter essentials for the critical protection of your plants during the winter freezes in North Texas. We make preparation simple. Contact us by filling out a contact form, emailing, or calling today.