You should apply a winter fertilizer to your lawn to give it an extra boost of green in early spring. It will also create a healthier,more vigorous root system. You should also water your lawn occasionally. This will lessen stress and make your lawn greener through the winter. Mow your lawn to a height of about 2 to 2-1/2 inches for winter, which helps prevent snow mold problems next spring. If you had damage from moles or voles in the spring, apply repellant in those areas as late as possible, before snow stays on the ground.
The most important tip for trees and shrubs is to water them, even after they lose their leaves. You can prune and shape any shrubs that don’t bloom in the spring. Alberta Spruce should be covered with burlap. Evergreens should be sprayed with Wilt-Pruf plant protector. The trunks of young shade trees should be wrapped with tree wrap to protect them from wind and sun damage.
Planting trees and shrubs in the fall is a great idea. Any that you plant will be a year ahead next spring. You can buy trees and shrubs that have great fall color, and save money during fall sales.
Fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. The most common bulbs for the Rocky Mountain area are tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus. It is simple to plant bulbs and they will provide your flower garden with early spring color. Spring flowers are an ideal way to cheer up your yard after a long drab winter. Make sure you fertilize the bulbs when you plant them. This will help make bigger plants with better blooms in the spring.
A little extra effort with your yard and flower beds will result in great benefits next spring.