5 Common Landscaping Mistakes You Should Avoid this Fall
Proper landscaping can pull together the look of your home, but messy landscaping can decrease your curb appeal. The fall season presents a unique struggle for homeowners who want a great looking lawn, but don’t know how to care for it properly. By avoiding these common landscaping mistakes this fall, you can ensure a beautiful lawn when spring reappears.
Fallen Leaves (Don’t) Create Fall Magic
When the weather cools down, and trees begin to lose their leaves, many homeowners think it’s a natural decoration. However, too many leaves on your property can not only make it looked cluttered, but it also presents a real danger. Leaves become extra slippery when wet and can also obscure sidewalks and driveways from view. It’s best to rake up the falling leaves during this time of year on a regular basis.
Fall Means No Fertilizer
Most homeowners don’t think about fertilizing or caring for their lawn once the summer ends even though fall lawns need just as much care. Take proper care of your lawn by cutting and fertilizing throughout the fall season. This protects your grass from damage during the winter months and will help ensure a luscious lawn come spring.
Not Planning Ahead
Always make sure you are choosing your spring flowers ahead of time. Local nurseries carry an array of flowering bulbs that you can plant with ease. Make sure you get them in the ground before everything frosts and freezes. Doing the work now means enjoying beautiful flowers in the spring without having to lift a finger.
Forgetting to Hydrate
While the fall and winter months can mean rain and snow, it is still important to ensure you’re watering things like shrubs and trees on a regular basis. Plants that aren’t watered on a regular schedule can sustain damage brought on by dehydration which can make your plants susceptible to diseases and rot. By keeping on a regular care schedule, you can ensure that your hearty plants will still be around for years to come.
Weed Killer Year Round
Weed killer is designed to be effective when the temperature reaches above 60 degrees (Fahrenheit). When the winter months set in, you want to avoid using weed killers and pesticides when the temperatures drop. During this time, it isn’t an effective treatment and may have negative effects on plants.
Meyers Green Services knows how difficult it is to care for your lawn during the fall season properly. Between falling temperatures and busy schedules, finding time for proper landscaping can be a pain. That’s where we come in. We provide a variety of residential landscaping services that you cannot do alone or don’t know how. Contact us today for a free estimate and to learn how you can get 10% off aeration and overseed services this season.