Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Landscape for Winter We are so busy in the late fall we don’t always see winter coming! To insure you get the most out of your landscape, sit down and write a punch list. It can be a short or long one (see our blog; Preparing Your Landscape for Winter). Do you mulch the leaves with a mulching mower? Do you leave leaves in the beds? Shredded leaves are good organic matter. If you have a lot of oak trees you may want to consider not shredding as some insect species need the whole leaves. If you really want to manage your property in the best ecologically green way, make informed decisions. Now is a good time to consider things you may not have gotten around to. Bat boxes are a good idea. Protecting your landscape from deer and animal damage as well as salt and wind burn is helpful. We all continually invest resources ($) in the maintenance of our landscapes. It would be smart to do the little things that protect our investments. We conduct many landscape site analysis and evaluations at this time of year so we can make recommendations and informed decisions for the upcoming year. Look at drainage areas as well as any areas which mice can enter in your foundation etc. so you can avoid spending quality time trapping them latter. We can’t think of everything but if you take the time to consider your list you will be better off. Now is also the time to ask yourself are you happy with the quality of service provided by your landscape management company.