Snow and Ice Management
Snow & Ice Management
Winter Landscaping & Lawn Care Services
While few things are more beautiful than the first snowfall of the season, winter temperatures can be detrimental to your landscape. Thankfully, our experts at GrassMasters proudly provide reliable winter landscaping and lawn care services, including snow and ice management. We can help you keep your property beautiful and protected throughout the year.
From the quality of our equipment and professional services to our honest, upfront pricing, you can depend on us to work with your best interests in mind.
Get in touch with GrassMasters to request a free estimate!
Protect Your Property During the Winter Months
We can start offering snow and ice management services before the first initial snowfall. By protecting your landscape from the very beginning of the winter season, we can help give you peace of mind and ensure the health and beauty of your lawn.
Our snow and ice management services include the following tasks:
- Initial evaluation — We evaluate your property and determine which elements, such as curbs and fire hydrants, might be hidden after a heavy snowfall.
- Ongoing weather monitoring — Our team monitors meteorological data in your area. We keep you informed so that you can be prepared for any changes.
- Equipment and staff on standby — We’ll be ready to provide any services when they become necessary.
- Calibration of snow and ice equipment — We keep our equipment perfectly calibrated by monitoring dew points and the temperature of the asphalt. This allows us to protect the environment and ground water by avoiding over-salting.
- Monitoring equipment with GPS tracking — Clearing away snow and ice is important. That’s why we use GPS tracking on our snow equipment to make sure it’s where it needs to be. We strive to ensure your home has the equipment and services it needs at its disposal.
Contact GrassMasters for Snow & Ice Management
Winter is a tough season for most landscapes. Thankfully, GrassMasters is here to help you maintain it so you have one less task to worry about. Our experienced team can customize solutions that cater to your unique landscaping needs.
We’re proud of our commitment to our clients, our reputation for professional excellence, and our ability to serve homeowners throughout every season.
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|Spring:||During spring, fertilize and water your trees so they grow strong and healthy in the summer. It’s a bad idea to prune most trees in the spring because they are actively growing branches, buds and leaves. However, it’s a good time to plant new trees, so do your shopping early so your tree is in the ground for the heavy spring growing period.|
|Summer:||In the summer, you should mostly leave your trees alone. Only conduct minor trimming or hazard removal if required. Unusually dry weather may require some extra watering, but if you water your grass regularly, your trees should be fine too.|
|Fall:||Usually, trees go into their dormant phase in the fall season. This is the time to do major pruning and trimming to prepare the tree for next year. Remove dead and diseased branches, trim the top and sides for access to sunlight and for shape and generally complete any work that requires more than a few snips.|
|Winter:||You can leave your trees alone during the winter. Protect them against the cold and snow if necessary. Use the winter to fell any trees that are dead, dying or may damage your home. However, note that winter is actually the best time to prune your trees. Arborists are also less busy, which may lead to lower prices.|
Pruning the tips of the branches every year on a lilac will cut off next year’s flower buds. Wait to renewal prune until after your lilacs bloom so you don’t cut off flower buds, removing the oldest branches to allow new young growth to form. An old overgrown lilac can be cut off at the ground and allowed to start over, but then may not bloom for a few years. What holds true for lilacs does not hold true for all flowering shrubs. Flower buds on roses and potentillas are formed on new growth, so pruning will not discourage their flowering.
It is better to plant shrubs and trees that will not outgrow their space. But renewal pruning or removing entire older stems and branches can control their size. Or you can even cut shrubs off completely at ground level to rejuvenate them.
Yes, recent research has shown the healing advantage of pruning branches exactly at the growth collar (a swelling of the union of the branch and the trunk). Do not leave a stub where decay, insects, and disease can enter. When shortening shoots, cut just above a growth bud facing outward from the tree or shrub. If you make cuts to an inward-turning bud, the new growth will eventually cross and rub other branches.
The latest thinking is that tree wound dressings are not needed on pruning cuts. Wounds will close by a natural callus with exposure to air.