Fall is right around the corner, and with the shorter days, cooler temperatures, and changing leaves, comes changing priorities for maintaining a thriving landscape. Fall is an ideal time to help your yard recover from summer stress and prepare it for the withstanding the winter ahead. The professionals at Villani Landshapers recommend the following yard care tips:
Fall fertilization and weed control applicationLate summer/early fall fertilization helps reduce stress the lawn has endured over summer. Weed control applied at the same time takes care of fall weeds that pop up. A late fall/winterization fertilizer application will promote root growth, reduce winter injury, and promote early spring green-up.
Schedule core aeration and/or overseedingCore aeration prepares the turf for winter and promotes healthy grown next spring. Overseeding is often performed in conjunction with core aeration to fill in bare spots and help the lawn recover from summer.
Fall clean upIn addition to raking up leaves to reduce possible insect and disease damage over winter, this is the perfect time to remove dead or unsafe branches and perform structural pruning to trees and shrubs.
Plant trees and shrubs
Cut back and divide perennials
Add fall colorHardy mums enhance are a great way to enhance your fall landscape prior to holiday decorating season.
Speaking of holiday decorating season, it's right around the corner. Now is the ideal time to start planning holiday decorations for commercial buildings - and your home.
Plant spring bulbs
Plan and/or get started on planned hardscape enhancementsThere’s still plenty of time this season to start construction on landscape additions. It’s also a great time to meet with our landscape designers to begin planning next year’s priorities and get on the construction schedule for early in the spring.