It’s fall, y’all!
Fall is the perfect time to prepare for spring and get your landscaping in order before winter comes.
Here’s how you can get started on making your landscaping fall-ready. Follow these fall landscaping tips below!
- Plant spring flowers. Plant your spring bulbs such as tulips or hyacinths, pansies, turf grass, trees, and shrubs. Your spring self will thank you!
- Clean your tools before storing them. Get your equipment and tools ready in tip-top shape for the next warm season. Get all of the dirt off everything and make sure to maintain your lawn mower by cleaning underneath and ensuring there isn’t any leftover fuel. Drain the oil, replace the air filter, and remove the blade for sharpening so you’ll be ready to go come spring.
- Leave a little sanctuary for bugs and animals. While it may be tempting to cut everything down and start back at square one, the change may be jarring for species living in your yard. Leave some for them to inhabit.
- Protect young trees. Baby trees need warmth to get through the winter. Use plastic tree guards or commercial tree wrap around your tree’s base. Newly planted trees need to be covered for at least two winters and thin-barked species for up to five winters. Use leaves for insulation
- Go over your leaves with a lawnmower. This “mulch” created from ground-up leaves can help aerate your lawn and get it ready for the next warm season.
- Feed your lawn. Fall is the most important time to fertilize your grass. Apply a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for a better-looking and healthier lawn. Feeding your lawn fertilizer will give your grass the nutrients it needs to help it get through the winter and grow stronger come spring.
- Pull weeds. Weeds are fighters! Even with colder weather, they can still survive by their roots. Pull them out before winter comes so they don’t stand a chance of growing.
- Keep grass short. Shorter grass keeps the soil more aerated so the blades can get as much sunlight as possible in darker months. Cut your grass 1-2 inches less than you do in the summer.
- Hire a professional. Life obligations tend to get in the way of taking care of your landscaping. If you struggle with finding the time to do it yourself, rely on the excellent, experienced team at Anything Groes. Together, we can create a visually-pleasing yard.
We hope these fall landscaping tips help you prepare for the season and plan ahead for spring. Getting things done now while the weather is nice will set you up for success in the future. Give us a call to discuss your fall landscaping today at (502) 241-5854.