11 December Landscape Tasks For Montgomery County, MD

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Getting These  Tasks Done In December Will Pay Dividends Down The Road for your Montgomery County, MD landscape

It may be December  but there us still a lot to do in your Montgomery County, MD landscape.

December is a great time to divide perennials. It’s like getting free plants! Some of the easiest to divide include Hostas, Daylilies, Astilbe, Black Eye Susan and Purple Cone Flower. For easy to follow instructions on how to divide perennials, visit http://tinyurl.com/h57thyr

While we are on perennials, cut back the tops once they turn brown and unsightly.

The dead tops of many perennials can be removed. Frost has killed back the top growth of most of our favorite perennials.

Prune existing trees and shrubs during the dormant period. Without the leaves on it is easy to see crossing and competing branches that need to be removed.

Place a bucket of ice melt or sand near the door to your garage for quick access during bad weather. Five gallon buckets work perfectly.

Multi-trunk arborvitaes tend to flop over under excess snow and ice. To prevent snow and ice damage, tie the trunks of the arborvitae together using soft fabric straps.

Turn off outdoor water sources but leave the spigot slightly open to avoid freeze damage.

Drain and store away garden hoses or they will split when frozen.

Protect sensitive plants with an extra layer of mulch.

Remove the last leaves from the lawn. Leaves left on the lawn can lead to fungal issues.

Contact Allentuck Landscaping Co. to find out more about our fantastic maintenance programs or to start planning your dream landscape in Montgomery County, MD. It’s never to early to get a jump on spring!

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