Fall Landscaping Tips
When fall arrives, your yard maintenance and landscaping needs will change. Your lawn may not need to be mowed as often, but leaves and other debris will start to fall and cover your lawn, and some plants may become dormant for the season causing your yard to appear lackluster. The fall season isn’t a time to ignore yard maintenance, so it is a good idea to follow these tips to keep your yard in great shape this season.
Tip #1: Fall Clean Up
Fall clean up services can have your lawn looking manicured and cared for throughout the cooler months ahead. Having leaves, branches, and other debris removed from your yard can give it an instant boost. Dead fallen branches and leaves can be unpleasant to look at. Remove the piles of wet, unsightly debris and leaves, as well as any perennials that have gone dormant for the season. This will prepare your lawn for continued fertilizer treatments and keeps pests at bay.
Tip #2: Plant in the Fall
Fall is a great time to plant. During this time of year you don’t have to worry about diseases or pests, and the ground is still warm enough to allow roots to form. Trees and shrubs are commonly planted during the fall season, as well as turf grass and vegetables. Check out your local nursery to find some great options for planting this fall.
Tip #3: Don’t Neglect Hardscape Areas
Hardscape areas also need care during the fall months. Be sure to sweep your walkways and rid them of weeds. The fall season is a great time to pressure wash your patio, walkways and driveway, and a great time to treat your deck. There is also still optimal time to install a new retaining wall or fire pit so that you can enjoy a warm fire during cool nights outside. Hardscaping can provide year round curb appeal if properly maintained. Check out the various hardscape areas around your home and see what improvements you can make to keep your outdoor space looking great all year round.
Tip #4: Continue Fertilizer Treatments
It is recommended to continue fertilizing your lawn during the fall months. Fall is actually an optimal time for growth, even though it appears that plants are becoming dormant. Your lawn can benefit from regular fertilizer treatments, and come spring, you will notice a healthy, more vibrant lawn. Fall fertilizer treatments should be done in September and also in November right before freezing temperatures hit.
Tip #5: Trim Trees and Shrubs
Trimming trees and shrubs is a little easier this time of year since most plants are no longer in full bloom, bugs aren’t as prevalent, and the foliage is beginning to become dormant. However, it is important to be familiar with what is best for the specific plants on your property. Some trees and shrubs should only be trimmed in the spring for instance. If you aren’t sure of the best way to trim your trees and shrubs for optimal growth, and to give them the best shape, then it may be best to consult a professional.
A&N Lawn Service Inc. offers landscaping and hardscaping services to the Pittsburgh area. If your lawn is in need of care this fall, trust A&N lawn Service for all of your landscaping needs.