Summer to Fall: Keep Your Landscape Pristine for Colder Months Ahead
A change in seasons can be problematic. Depending on where you live, transitioning from summer to fall can have an adverse effect on your landscape.
Fall typically brings less sunshine, colder temperatures, and more rain. If you treat your landscape exactly the same as in summer, it’s going to suffer. Most people assume that less can be done in fall as compared to warmer, sunnier seasons. Yet, there are always ways to keep a landscape fresh, alive, and maintained.
We’ve gathered a few pro tips that will not only safeguard your landscape for fall, but prepare it in advance for a beautiful spruce up in spring.
Bring Out The Cleanup Crew
By the end of summer, plants, flowers, hedges, bushes, and grass may start looking dried out and tiresome. It’s time to get rid of excess material.
Schedule a weekend day with the family and spread out, covering the entire landscape. You will need gloves, rakes, compostable trash bags, and possibly clippers depending on what you have growing on your property.
It may take a day or two, but your goal is to remove all the dead, cluttered overgrowth that grew wild in the summer months. If fall is close around the corner, then dead leaves may already be accumulating on your lawn and getting tangled into grasses and flower beds. Rake up all the freshly fallen leaves to create a clean slate for the months ahead.