8 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Yard
Not everyone is aware of this, but landscaping in Greensboro, NC, is a year-round proposition. It can be very easy to think about planting or trimming as things that are only done in the spring and summer, but the truth is to keep up a great-looking yard, maintenance can’t take any months off. Now that fall has arrived, there are certain things that should be done to get ready for winter, as well as next spring. To make sure your yard is in tip-top shape, just get in touch with Landscape Solutions & Design. We can help you with whatever you need, including:
Fall is actually the best time to seed a lawn. This is due to the lower ground temperature, which means a higher percentage of seed growth. And because roots are active even during the winter, great lawn care will result in better growth when the warmer weather arrives.
Fall is also a great time for a lawn to be aerated. Aeration loosens the soil and lets water and nutrients get to the roots.
Pruning and trimming
Pruning shrubs and trees now when it is cooler puts less stress on them. Plants in particular should be trimmed in late fall.
As you probably know, weeds can get out of control if neglected. Though they will not grow as fast now, weeds still need to be taken care of in order to keep your lawn and garden healthy and looking great.
If you want an amazing flower garden when spring rolls around, now is the time to get planting. When bulbs are planted in the fall, they can create strong roots before the cold weather comes.
Did you put your mower away for the year? Chances are your lawn is looking a little disheveled right about now. It can be difficult to tell when a lawn should last be mowed, but it is important that it be cut short before winter.
Because fall is when grass and plants concentrate on their roots, fertilizing is critical. It is generally recommended to fertilize a lawn during the early part of fall and then towards the end of the season.
If you have any hardscape features, such as paths or patios, be sure to examine them for cracks, especially before the freezing rain and snow hits. Water that gets into the cracks and freezes will make them worse. Fall is also a great time to think about adding a unique outdoor element to your yard, such as a fire pit, outdoor fireplace or oven..
Count on Landscape Solutions & Design for Landscaping Greensboro NC
Whether your yard needs a little maintenance or a lot of work, just call in the experts at Landscape Solutions & Design. For 10 years, we have been helping homeowners in and around Greensboro improve their homes by enhancing their landscaping. We can also handle any hardscape creation, so if you want to extend your entertainment area, consider an outdoor kitchen or patio. A water feature or lighted path will add beauty and value to your property. Take a look at some of our past work to see what we can do for you.