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Prepping for Winter

Archived News Release: November 1, 2023 - ​Plan ahead for the cold months with these tips for winterizing:

  • Drain rain barrels, remove their spigots and clear debris. If the rain barrel will be left outside for the winter, disconnect it from gutters and turn it upside down.
  • Weed rain gardens to prevent pesky weeds from coming back in the spring, but keep pruning to a minimum. Check your mulch depth to ensure at least three inches of material.

Give gutters a good cleaning so that ice is less likely to build up and melting snow/ice can drain.

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