26 Sep Fall Landscaping Tips
The autumn comes with the winsome withering of plants and blossoms. Your vibrant flower beds and lawn will delicately decay as the colder weather comes. That means your landscaping duties are done for the year, right? Wrong! Here are some fall landscaping tips to make your curb appeal the best in the neighborhood when the weather starts to increase again:
- Feed and seed your lawn: Spring might be the best time to improve your turf, but Autumn is right up there too. Fertilizing your lawn now will allow the nutrients and minerals to infiltrate before the ground freezes over the winter, allowing them to be there when your grass is ready to grow again. Seeding has a similar affect, having a source to grow from once the ground begins to thaw.
- Dead-head your plants and flowers: The beautiful flowers you worked so hard to grow are going to inevitably die. After you cut every last blossom from your plants, make sure they are at a height in which they can survive the winter. The decay at the top of the plants can hamper growth when they are ready to rise up again in the spring.
- Rake your entire yard: Raking is perhaps the most tedious landscaping job that everyone has to deal with. Getting the fast, open lawn is just half the battle; you need to make sure that flower beds, bushes, and trees are clear from the leaves as well. The glut of foliage can hinder water from reaching these plants when the snow melts, meaning they will have a hard time surviving the winter.
- Plant certain bulbs: Depending on the type of flower, planting the bulb before the frost will allow you to get flowers earlier the following year. Make sure you check the directions on your flower bulb packaging if you are buying it new; not all flower bulbs are designed to last through the winter.