How Do I Prepare My Landscaping For Fall/Winter?

Fall is quickly approaching, and that means saying bye to our bright, colorful landscaping and hello to reds, oranges, and yellows. Cold weather will soon be here, and it can wreak havoc on our yards if we don’t properly prepare. Here’s how you can protect your investment and keep your landscaping in peak health throughout the colder months.

Remove Weeds

Perennial weeds, such as Plantain, Sheep’s Sorrel, and Dandelions, still actively grow throughout the early fall. As they grow, they receive the necessary nutrients that prepare them for the winter. It’s up to you to rid them of these nutrients and kill them off before they go into their winter dormancy. Before it frosts, have a professional landscaping company remove weeds from your flower beds.

 

Remove Leaves

Throughout the fall, your lawn is likely to be covered with fallen leaves. These leaves can make your lawn unsightly and affect the growth of your grass. Removing leaves from your lawn during the fall will allow necessary sunlight to reach your grass as well as prevent diseases from spreading across your lawn. Have a professional landscaping company remove any dead leaves from your lawn throughout the fall.

 

Plant Seeds

The early fall is the best time to plant your lawn. One thing you can do is overseed your lawn to help fill in bare spots. That way, in the spring you’ll be greeted by a thick green lawn. Seeding your lawn in early fall also helps make your lawn less susceptible to disease since you’re introducing a variety of sturdy grass types.

 

Fertilize Your Lawn

Give your lawn some TLC in early fall. As the soil cools down and becomes uniformly moist, some of your plants will continue to grow. This is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn. Fall fertilization improves the productivity of soil by increasing the number of nutrients in the soil and by encouraging root growth. Fertilizing will help some of your plants continue to grow throughout the fall and protect all of your plants throughout the fall and winter months.

 

Trim Hedges and Shrubs

Trimming hedges and shrubs not only makes your landscaping look neat but also protects your plants from disease. It’s important to trim certain species during their dormant season to prevent diseases like Fire Blight. Pruning during the early fall also helps your hedges and shrubs be safe by removing dead leaves and potentially harmful branches. 

 

Ready to Prepare Your Lawn

Vin’s Total Care Landscaping is a landscaping company in MD that is ready to help you prepare your lawn for the fall and winter. We provide a variety of seasonal services that are sure to keep your lawn looking its best all year round.

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