Fall Landscaping Tips From Professionals
Your landscape is an integral part of your home. Knowing how to take proper care of the lawn is one of the ways to increase your home’s curb appeal. Preparing your yard well after months of hot Summer sun is the best way to ensure you keep your outdoor space alluring. These are some essential tips from our expert landscapers that will help you with maintaining your lawn during the Fall months.
Trim Your Dead Branches
If your landscape has some plants or trees with dead branches, it is essential to cut them off to protect the rest of the plant or tree. If you leave them on the plants, they will not be able to withstand the forthcoming Winter as well. By removing the dead branches, you will allow the smaller, thriving branches to grow. You also give proper time for the areas you have cut to heal.
However, it can be dangerous to take this on if you’re not experienced. To minimize the risk associated with pruning or removing trees, it’s best to hire tree service experts like us! Whether it’s an annual Fall pruning or full tree removal, we can get the job done safely and cost effectively. Call us today for a quote.
Remove Debris, Dead Leaves & Branches
Once cooler temperature begin, you’ll begin to notice dead plant matter accumulating on your lawn and throughout your landscape. It can affect not only the appeal of your landscape, but it’s overall health if not cleaned up. You can either rake to remove the dead branches and leaves and any other form of debris.
Compost, Compost, Compost
Debris that you collect from your lawn can be useful for you if you if you have the patience to let it. A compost pile can help develop rich soil for later use in your garden and around trees. Make sure you follow proper composting best practices to get the most out of your old material. In our frost prevention tips article, you’ll learn exactly how to use the compost to not only provide nutrient rich compost for better growth. It will also help prevent freezing by adding an additional layer of soil around your trees and plants roots.
Continue Watering Your Plants
Although there are no high temperatures during the fall, it is good to continue giving your plants some water. Also, make sure you keep your grass short. Diseases do not thrive on short grass. It is also the right way of keeping your lawn looking healthy. Sometimes it can become a hassle to stay on top of a watering schedule in colder months like in the Fall. If this sounds like something you’d rather not do, call our sprinkler repair and installation experts. We can quickly put together a plan for an automated drip system to help take the stress out of keeping your landscape hydrated.
Seed & Fertilize
Once the temperature goes down, you may will realize there are some bare patches in your lawn. Before it gets too cold, make sure that you fill the bare patches with seed to help it grow in fully. Also, add some fertilizer to keep the plants healthy and strong to better deal with harsher conditions. Soon you will notice that your lawn is becoming greener and the spaces are covered up with grass.
It would also be a good idea to start preparing for more frigid temperatures in the Winter. We have a full list of steps that should be taken to protect your plant life from frost.