When you hear the phrase “winter plants” it’s easy to think
of evergreen shrubs and trees.
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you likely know how
hardy tree varieties like pine and spruce can be. But don’t let your winter
plant vocabulary begin and end there.
There are plenty of plants that are sturdy enough to survive cold, weather and keep your residential landscape looking its best year round. Here are a few plants you may want to consider for your yard.
This might sound like the plot of a bad late-night movie, but sadly enough, multiple Americans die every winter from the seemingly innocuous activity of shoveling snow.
That’s because snow shoveling is a much more taxing physical activity than many people realize. For instance, it can increase heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous degrees.
The good news is that these sorts of deaths are rare. The bad news is that you’re still at risk of injuring your back or your joints while clearing snow from your driveway or sidewalk.
With that in mind, paying attention to the following tips will go a long way toward helping you avoid injuries while shoveling.
And if you happen to own a business in the Philadelphia-area suburbs, you may want to avoid the possibility of injuring yourself or your employees altogether by taking advantage of business snow removal in Bucks County. It’s a service we’ve been offering for many, many years.
But if you do decide to handle your Bucks County business’ snow removal yourself, remember…
Winter in the Bucks County and Montgomery County region of Pennsylvania is known for being especially fierce. Indeed, weather conditions in our region of the state often seem to change on a dime: Heavy snowstorms seem to appear out of nowhere overnight. And along with the powder they dump on our sidewalks, parking lots, homes and roads, we also have potentially dangerous ice conditions to deal with. If you’re a business owner, snowfall and the buildup of ice can lead to lost revenue, absentee employees, and even lawsuits.
With the 2015 spring season now upon us, the spring cleanup process is more important than ever. After receiving a decent amount of snowfall this past winter, which included wet snow and gusty winds, the season created a backyard nightmare for almost everyone.
The following are some easy steps to follow to complete a successful spring cleanup:
Removal of any fallen trees or limbs from the winter snow and ice damage
Grinding of tree stumps that are a result of fallen trees
Removal of the stump grinding and filling in with topsoil above grade, allowing for settlement
Installation of the proper grass seed mix, and then straw mulch in the affected area
Raking the lawn would be beneficial to remove all matted down leaves and debris so that the turf area can breathe and get the proper air circulation.
Any wet areas should also be raked and cleaned of debris.