Landscaping Tips For the Fall

October 13, 2014

Landscaping Tips For the Fall

Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean you should neglect your landscaping. It is just as important to take care of your lawn in the fall s it is in the spring and summer months.

Don’t neglect your yard tools

Every fall your yard and gardening tools get put away in your garden shed or garage and are forgotten about until the spring. Before you let them “hibernate” for the cooler months, ensure they are all working, cleaned off from dirt and debris and are stored correctly. Don’t let soil, moisture or other debris make your tools unusable in the upcoming seasons.

Don’t think that your fall lawn doesn’t need fertilizer

Just because your fall lawn isn’t growing at the same rapid growth as the summer months, your lawn still needs upkeep such as cutting, and fertilizing.  Look to your local nursery or home improvement garden center for local growing guides based on your climate and demographics. A fall lawn that is fertilized on a fall seasonal routine will help from getting damaged during the colder winter months ahead.

Remember your neighbors in the fall outdoor season

Since autumn is a time when families get busier with school, work and extra-curricular indoor activities, don’t neglect your neighbor’s views and safety in the care of your outdoor home. Remember to keep your shared sidewalks raked free of leaves and ensure overlying tree branches are kept trimmed and safe away from power lines for fall and winter rain and snow storm damage

Don’t forget hardscape areas are just as important as soft landscaping:

Landscaping can be broken into two smaller categories – soft and hard. Soft landscaping is that which is live and has texture and can be planted. While hardscaping refers to sidewalks, driveways, rocks, mulch and pavers placed around your home for safety, function and beauty. Keep your driveways clean by power washing throughout the fall months and into the winter months.