There is a seasonal nature to landscape services, including those you need in the fall. As any expert in outdoor Midwestern properties can tell you, the proper care for each aspect of a given landscape may differ, depending on a whole host of factors. Routine maintenance is still essential, but things are in a different stage of growth than they were three or six months ago.
That’s why it’s important to partner with a landscaping service that can accomplish a whole array of goals in the upcoming months:
So, what might autumnal landscaping mean for you?
Even in the fall, lawns can get a bit overgrown in areas, become malnutritioned or need other types of attention. As winter approaches, it’s a good idea to tidy things up and focus on edges where overgrowth can occur. Three things landscaping experts will handle for you:
Tools such as weed cutters can be helpful in this area. A landscaping service will bring an eagle eye for small patches and uneven lines that need to be trimmed.
Now that your lawn is ready for mowing, some adjustments may be necessary. As temperatures drop and wintertime is closer, mowing techniques change. In the spring it was all about growth. Now you want to have your grass ready for that first frost.
While tall grass has its issues, leaving it too short can cause disease to take root in your lawn. Soil quality can also become an issue. An expert will observe the height of grass and make the proper adjustments to their equipment throughout the season.
There is both an art and a science to the proper fertilization of lawns in the fall. Which product to use and when to use it depends on a variety of factors:
The order of law care services, such as when and how much to water, will help determine the effectiveness of the fertilization and other actions.
There is nothing like consuming a delicious meal using edible items plucked from your own garden, and many root vegetables can be grown or harvested in the fall. If you’re a Midwesterner who happens to love home-grown veggies, there may be more opportunity on your property than you realized.
It’s important to plant the right kind of cloves, then determine the depth and spacing in your garden. Garlic lovers need patience, as it can take eight months or more for garlic to develop and grow.
Spinach and kale are just two examples of popular leafy greens that can be planted in late summer or fall, well before the first frost. Your landscaper will help you determine the right timing and location for each part of your garden.
Fall is also a good season for transplanting items that would have withered in the hot sun. Speak to a specialist about what items can be transplanted and how to do it successfully. If you’re short on space or want to plant seeds in containers that will blossom in the year to come, the use of spacious containers will come in handy.
One of the biggest reasons to use an experienced, full-service landscaping company like Sheldon Landscapes is to benefit from the knowledge and expertise we bring. We talk to each client to discover what their individual goals are and then figure out the best way to make it happen. Here’s what else we do for our clientele this time of year:
Contact Sheldon Landscapes any time, or visit us online to find out more about our fall landscaping services.
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