Protect spring bulbs from winter weather by adding extra mulch, pine needles and leaves
Lawn and Trees
Protect trees with burlap or a netted protector, which allows the trees to breathe as temperatures change.
Product: Select Winter Wrap, $4.99, available at Home Depot
Protect your lawn from salt and gravel with a lawn cover.
Product: Soltex Lawn Cover, $39.99, available at www.questplastics.ca
With the colder temperatures it’s harder for animals like deer and rabbit to find food. Repel animals from eating bark with a taste-based repellent.
Product: Skoot Animal Repellent, $21.99, available at Home Hardware
Repel larger animals with fencing.
Product: Select Deer d-Fence, $24.99 , available at www.questplastics.ca
Put away yard tools and equipment like lawn mowers, weed whackers and chainsaws. Be sure to empty gas out of equipment or add a fuel stabilizer
Product: MotoMaster Fuel Stabilizer, $7.99, available at Canadian Tire
Now is a good time to clean yard tools. Use cooking oil and a rag to get dirt and grime off tools.
Tune up winter equipment like snow blowers. Be sure to clean parts like spark plugs, check oil and add fuel.