4 Landscaping Tips This Fall
Where everything is orange, red, and warm, your lawn in fall could be just as inviting. This season, taking care of your property is more than just a good visual. Homeowners should invest in their lawns as they bid the summer goodbye and prepare for the cooler temperatures. Fall makes the perfect time for landscaping. Here are some notable tips that elevate your lawn.
Plant Grass Seeds and Fertilize
Fall makes an ideal time to aerate the lawn and give it a much-required TLC. After aerating, plant grass seeds throughout the lawn. Fall proves a perfect season to plant seeds as the cool weather is ideal for seed germination and preparation for the following spring. Every 1000 sq. feet of the lawn can utilize three pounds of seeds. Ensure to water them every second day for two to three weeks to get lush green grass. If you are thinking of fertilizing the soil, September to November is the best time to do it.
Invest in Gardening
Before winter comes and sends the plants into a dormant state, think of gardening plants this fall. The ground is warm due to the remnants of summer, which can help the roots to develop. You can also think of vegetable beds with plants such as broccoli, onions, carrots, peas, spinach, and more to keep you fed when winter comes. Plants such as beautyberry, lobelia, and autumn stonecrop will be the best choices to add beautiful textures to your fall garden.
Rake Leaves and Debris
Make sure to rake the leaves off the lawn, as a heavy accumulation can cause the grass to suffocate and leave behind dead patches. Moreover, as the winter comes, the freezing and thawing can cause the leaves to liberate chemicals that can adversely affect the lawn. Use proper equipment such as eye protection, gloves, and a rake when clearing the leaves. Accumulate them in a pile in one corner of the lawn and use a shredder to shred them into small pieces.
Mow the Lawn
The best way to winterize your lawn is by mowing it occasionally before the winter. Mowing the lawn helps the newer and stronger shoots to grow into healthy and luscious grass. When winter arrives, trim the property for the last time, leaving behind a much shorter length that will resist any diseases, matting, or rodent damage. Ensure that your mower stays in good condition by maintaining and oiling it whenever necessary.
There are more expert tips that your lawn can take advantage of. HML Landscape and Tree Services advise keeping your property healthy and beautiful. We maintain and elevate your lawn for all seasons. Reach us to know more.