There are certain landscaping tasks that should be completed in the fall. If though your grass will go dormant for the winter, fall is a critical time to groom your landscaping and lawn for beautiful growth next spring. Fall’s cool and moist weather helps grassroots develop much better than in summer, and taking advantage of this growing period will pay big dividends next year. The following are some fall landscaping tips that will help make your landscaping and lawn thrive next year…
Over the summer, your lawn has probably suffered from some degree of soil compaction and heat stress. These two problems often cause most (if not all) of the brown or thinned grass you may have experienced last season. Aeration is the process of removing soil plugs from a yard in order to free up passageways for precious nutrients to reach the grassroots, nutrients they often struggle to bring in under compaction and stress. Aerating in the fall will help your lawn be green and healthy for the next year. > Learn More
Seed and Fertilize
After the heat and activity of summer and before the harsh winter months Fall is the ideal time to fertilize and seed your lawn. September through November is the best time to seed dead or bare spots adn overseed the full lown to get dense, plush grass, rich in color.
Start Outdoor Landscape Projects
- Fire Pits
- Outdoor Cooking / Dining Areas
- Outdoor Lighting
- Paver Patios
- Fix Exposed Tree Roots
- Walkways and Paths
Cut most perennials back close to the ground. Then in the winter it will be time to prune your shrubs and trees.
When leaves fall on your lawn, they block out sunlight and can prevent plants from making food. Additionally, the soggy moisture they hold can lead to lawn fungi. Raking also helps remove any thatch that may have built up. A leaf blower or vacuum won’t remove thatch, so it’s important to use a traditional rake occasionally. Start raking as soon as the leaves fall in order to keep these passageways open. Even after the leaves stop falling, you should continue to rake as the wind blows them onto your property. Raking once a week isn’t too hard right?
Do it in the fall and you will have fewer weeds next season
Grass doesn’t stop growing until it frosts over in winter, so there’s no reason to stop mowing come autumn. Continue cutting your grass at its normal height until it stops growing. Once you call it quits for the season, you’ll need to winterize your mower. This includes sharpening the blades, changing the oil and spark plugs, inspecting the mower for damage, and cleaning the air filter.
Water As Needed
Autumn rain results in less evaporation, providing plenty of natural moisture for the grass to sustain itself. Even so, you should keep tabs on how much water your grass is getting with a rain gauge. Give trees and shrubs a deep watering after the leaves on the trees drop and just before turning the outside water off for the season.
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