October is finally here and that means fall is in full swing. The leaves will turn from green to vibrant shades of yellow, orange and red. The leaves will begin to fall and the days will grow shorter. This means that the cold days of winter are growing near. Here are some helpful landscaping tips to get you through the fall as we head into the winter.
- Rake fallen leaves, sticks and other debris as soon as possible to prevent damage to your lawn. However, leaving some of this debris in garden areas will act as a compost through the winter.
- If you haven’t aerated or fertilized your lawn since earlier in the year, this is essential to do now before it starts getting to cold. Top dressing is also highly recommended, you can find out more about top dressing here.
- Continue mowing your lawn on schedule, even though lawns slow down in the fall they are still growing and should continue to be mowed.
- Continue to water plants as needed.
- If you have any plants that have become more than 50% damaged consider removing & replacing them.
- Plant spring bulbs now! A general rule we follow is to plant twice the depth of the bulb in the soil. Double check to ensure you are planting the bulb with the root end facing down.
- While shade trees and deciduous shrubs can be planted up until the ground freezes, we recommend mid-October as a cutoff date for planting ever greens.
Berns Landscaping Services, Inc. offers a wide variety of fall landscaping services including weekly leaf removal, landscape lighting, tree & shrub planting and many more. Call the experts at Berns Landscaping today, for more information on our services and leave the hard work to us! No time to call and chat? Then fill out our online request form and one of our professionals will get back to you at your convenience.