Fall is almost here. The leaves are going to start changing colors and pumpkin will soon be found in every coffee shop. However, with every new season comes new yard maintenance items you need to take care. Here are a few fall yard maintenance items Catonsville homeowners need to take care of.
Fragile Plants Need Protection
Certain plants won’t do well during the colder months. Saplings, roses, and delicate ornamental flowers should be wrapped up and protected as the weather cools off. Burlap is a great wrap for your plants during the winter. Using stakes, surround your fragile plants and use twine to secure the burlap on top. This protective layer will help preserve your plants through fall and winter. Just keep an eye on them throughout the seasons.
You should also make sure your heartier plants have ample mulch for the season. Mulch can help keep the soil around your plants warm and moist.
Tidy Up Your Yard Without Overdoing It
As the leaves begin to fall, you’ll want to get rid of them. However, rather than raking them all away, you can mow them instead. Once shredded, leaves decompose more effectively and provide food for your grass throughout the cooler months.
You may also want to leave a few stems in your yard for pollinators like bees and wasps to take refuge. Though you may not like these creatures very much, bees in particular are very, very important for the health of your flowers and for the future of the environment in general.
So, keep your yard tidy, but don’t feel like you need to cleanse it entirely. Some of those dead leaves and stalks can be a big help to your yard.
Remove Dead Branches and Diseased Plants
You don’t need to go overboard with clearing leaves, but you should be vigilant about dead and diseased plants. Mold, leaf spot, and other diseases can be quite dangerous for your plants no matter the season. Take care of them swiftly to limit the spread of the disease.
As for broken or dead limbs, these can pose a threat to your home’s roof or anything walking below the limb. Take care of these because the weight of winter snow and ice causes limbs to fall without direction or control.
Looking for a Catonsville Landscaping Contractor for Fall Maintenance?
If you’re looking for help with your fall maintenance, call on Vin’s Total Care Landscaping. We can handle any and every aspect of your yard’s maintenance. Even as the weather gets colder, your yard and gardens still need your attention!
Vin’s can help you with this, of course. If you have questions about our services, give us a call at (443) 851-1081. You can also fill out the contact form on our website.