Fall is here and the first snowfall has come to the Colorado mountains. As temperatures dip in the metro-area, here are some landscape tips to help prepare your plants, trees and shrubs for winter.
Winterize your sprinkler system. Blow out your sprinkler system so there is no water sitting in your pipes over the winter.
Disconnect garden hoses. The same time you blow out your sprinkler system, disconnect all hoses and drain outside faucets.
Prune. Pull out the shears and prune trees, shrubs and perennials. Pruning promotes new growth in the spring.
Aerate. Consider aerating your lawn before winter hits. Aerating gives your lawn breathing room so necessary water can penetrate the dry soil.
Spread mulch. Placing a layer of mulch around trees and plants provides extra protection, shielding plants from harsh winter temperatures. It also helps promote growth when spring comes around.