Many homeowners associate landscaping with the springtime, but the truth is that if you don’t do landscaping in the fall, your lawn will not look its best once the weather warms back up! It would help if you did some things to your lawn every autumn to ensure it stays healthy and survives the rough winter months.
Here are some tips to help you care for your lawn’s landscaping needs this fall!
Reseed the Lawn
Did the hot summer sun take a toll on your lawn? If so, it’s a good idea to aerate and seed any areas that aren’t looking so good in the fall. It’s also important to have your soil tested before you take this step to ensure it’s healthy enough to encourage growth in your lawn. By doing this, you won’t have to worry about trying to rejuvenate your lawn in the spring.
Mow Your Grass until You Can’t
Some people winterize their lawnmowers as soon as the temperature drops below 70 during the fall. Nevertheless, even as it starts to cool off, you should continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. If you don’t cut it, your lawn won’t get the sun and water it needs in the fall and winter, and it will also likely get packed down by snow. This could be disastrous for it and cause problems in the spring.
Give Hardscapes Some TLC
Your landscape’s curb appeal includes the driveway, patios, and walkways. Fall is the best time to fill in cracks and apply a sealant to help prevent damage from freezing and thawing. It’s also a great time to pressure wash hardscape surfaces that could use a deep clean.
Pack Up Landscaping Equipment
Once you have tended to your lawn and done other lawn cleanup, it’s time for you to pack all of your landscaping equipment away for the winter. It would be best to unplug any hoses and put away tools you won’t need to use for at least a few months. You should also consider cleaning out your garage or shed so that you’re able to find your landscaping equipment once you need to start using it again.
Landscaping in the fall can be a challenge if you don’t know exactly what you need to be doing. VistaPro Landscape & Design can help provide you with a wide range of landscaping services for the upcoming autumn season!
Contact us at (301)805-0119 to get in touch with a knowledgeable member of our team today.