Local landscapers ready for cold snap

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Something you don’t usually see out this time of year are snow plows but Floyd Leffers with Leffers Landscape and Nursery says they may need the plows earlier than expected.

Leffers says businesses and home owners contract them out during the winter time to clear off snow from driveways, parking lots or sidewalks. Leffers says right now they’re keeping their eyes on the forecast and will make plans accordingly.

“If they say it’s going to snow starting at 2:00, then we may have people up at 3:00 or 4:00 depending on how heavy the snow is,” says Leffers. “We’re prepared and we will head out when we need to head out.”

As far as your lawn goes, Leffers says you’re not going to see much change in the lawn this late in the year. However, it is a great time to plant shade trees in your yard.

If you still have your mums out from earlier this fall, Leffers says those aren’t going to last much longer, especially after the cold temperatures we are supposed to see this weekend.

Another tip is to winterize your irrigation system. Even if you have drained the water out of your irrigation system, some water can remain in there and can freeze, expand, and crack PVC piping.

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Kaylee Pfeiferling

Multimedia Journalist

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