Seasonal Care List: Winter

Seasonal Care List: Winter

While it may look quiet and dormant outside, there are still a lot of things to do to ensure your land and water are healthy and beautiful. Winter clearing projects Buckthorn, Sandbar Willow, Cottonwoods, and other nuisance woody species are all ideally targeted in the winter months. When cutting an invasive tree or shrub, it is important to know whether it will re-sprout. If so, then the cut stump must be treated with herbicide. Call ILM if you need expert foliar identification and licensed herbicide operators for your winter woody removal projects. Plan your budgets Have your site evaluated and know the recommendations for the up and coming season. Proposals are being created to best suit your individual site needs. Make sure to get your contracts ready to execute. Lake management planning The lake is frozen and the summer long forgotten, but this is not a time to forget your lake. Request your ILM project manager to attend meetings for great individual site information and planning strategies and to discuss issues with your lake in order to make changes for the following year. Permit Submittals Are you planning a shoreline restoration project? Dredging? Or maybe something much simpler, like goose control or a prescribed burn? All of these tasks require permits from government authorities, which require time, and possibly review fees. Know what needs permitting and time lines by contacting ILM. Fountain Maintenance Routine maintenance is essential to increase the longevity of oil cooled fountains. It is recommended at the very least the oil be replaced every 2-3 seasons. The frequency of maintenance and the need for additional routine...