Tyler , TX (KETK) — Cooler winter temperatures are fast approaching, and that means it's time to winterize your lawn and garden.
KETK spoke with expert James Wilhite of Wilhite Landscaping, for tips on how to keep your grass green and flowers fresh.
Wilhite recommends turning automatic sprinklers off, looking for fungus in the yard and treating it, and keeping leaves off your yard throughout the winter.
Your lawn appears dormant during the winter months, but fungus can be growing even in cool temperatures.
Clearing leaves and taking care of problems now will help you avoid a big headache in the spring.
Luckily, fungus is not the only thing that grows during the winter.
Wilhite shares, "Right now is an excellent time to plant pansies, viola, cabbage, kale, chard, and number of winter hardy annuals".
These plant s firmly spread their roots to grow well into spring.
In order to keep these flowers and veggies protected, Wilhite recommends, "The real key there is to put down some mulch make sure you've got the weeds out of the way, and do not feed them during the winter".
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