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Snow & Cold Temperatures in Warsaw, IN Can Be Harmful & Helpful in your Landscaping

Summer is just around the corner in Warsaw & Syracuse!

It’s cold in Warsaw, IN and even though we haven’t had much snow, the cold temperatures can be both helpful and harmful for your landscaping.  Some of the effects are subtle and not noticeable but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t ready to present themselves.  There are even different insects in winter!!

The most fascinating is called the snow flea.  They are not like normal fleas.  They jump about looking for organic matter to eat and are harmless.  They are most noticeable when there’s about an inch or less of snow left with some turf or soil peaking through.

Cold also effects plant growth and hardiness.  Fruit trees like apple trees need a certain number of hours of cold to set buds that result in flowers and then produce apples.  As the frost line drops it effects plants in different ways.  If you live close to a lake or body of water like Lake Wawasee, Tippecanoe Lake, Chapman Lake, Winona Lake or the Barbee Chain (all located in Warsaw, Winona Lake, and Syracuse) the ground temperatures could either be lower or higher depending on the time of year.

Snow is a great insulator and stabilizes soil temperatures.  Too much snow can harm some plants and no snow at all is also not good for perennials and trees.  Here in northern Indiana it seems we either have a ton or none!

What Does A Landscaper In Warsaw, IN Do In The Winter?

What does a landscape company in Warsaw, In do in the winter months?  We clean up everything!  Here is a short video from a couple weeks ago about our Annual Office Clean Up Day at WLM, Inc.

Winter is not a time for everyone who performs landscape installations, brick paver patios, sprinkler system or lawn fertilization to just retire for a couple months.  We stay very busy getting ready to meet the needs of our clients from all over the county.  We also spend alot of time in education learning as much as possible about the newest plants for your landscape.  What are the latest outdoor living trends?  Brick Pavers?  Natural Stone?

We hope you enjoy this video and see you in the spring!

Weed Watch: Featured Weed That Could Be In Your Lawn

black-medicBlack Medic is a low trailing annual weed that is commonly found in lawns that have experienced stress from compacted soils. It resembles clover and is often misdiagnosed in a lawn. It has bright yellow flowers and tree leaflets with the center leaflet on a separate petiole.

Controlling Black Medic in your Warsaw, IN & Syracuse, IN lawn is best done when the plant is young and growing. The plant germinates in temperatures between 50 F and 75 F which is late spring and early summer for our norther Indiana areas. Of course the best method of control is to have a Lawn Fertilization Company help with your applications throughout the season.

WLM, Inc. can help with all your lawn fertilization needs in Warsaw, Syracuse, Leesburg, North Webster, Culver, Ft. Wayne, and Columbia City.

Springtime color for your Warsaw, In & Syracuse, In landscape

imageIn Warsaw, In and Syracuse, In the seasons are beginning to change. Now is the time of year to be thinking about adding some spring color to your landscape beds. Adding bulbs to your existing landscaping this fall will give your home some springtime POP before the weather warms up. We can help if you don’t know what bulbs to install.

This beautiful backyard poolside oasis can help bring your family closer together. We help our clients in Syracuse, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Ft. Wayne, Columbia City and Culver design and install backyard paradises so that they can spend more time with family and friends  the first step is to call our office at 574.268.2566 to schedule an Initial Consultation.

Private backyard brick paver patio in Warsaw, In.

Private backyard brick paver patio in Warsaw, In.

Pike Lake Project

84% of all our projects in Warsaw, IN and Winona Lake, IN are from repeat customers and referrals. We are so blessed to have such great clients! Today the crew was working on Pike Lake and we got to work for a new client that was referred to us from an existing client.