When fall arrives, it’s understandable that you want to curl up in a blanket, sit next to a fire, and sip hot cider, but wouldn’t you like to do so worry free? By performing landscape maintenance this fall, you can rest easy knowing it will make it safely through the winter. The following tips can help you get started.
1. Pay Attention to the Lawn
Fall is the perfect time to pay some extra attention to your lawn. Aerate it to ensure it has access to the nutrients, water, and oxygen it needs to thrive. Adding new seed is a process that works well during fall, as germination is often more successful when the temperature isn’t quite so high.
Start to slow down on mowing. Keep the lawn a little longer, and allow longer breaks between mowing so your lawn can get that energy back from the last trim. Be sure to fertilize one more time before winter to stimulate the lawn, making it ready for next spring.
2. Winterize the Irrigation System
If you want your irrigation system to work well next spring and summer, you’ll need to take care of it now. Blow out the sprinkler system lines so they won’t freeze and burst during the colder temperatures. If there are any sprinkler heads that regularly break under the snow, you may want to cap them for the winter. You should also empty out and winterize any water features on the property.
3. Target Problem Areas
Perhaps summer was a busy time in which you didn’t make much time to care for your landscape. Fall is a good time to target those problem areas that were left unattended. Prune the trees and bushes, being sure to get rid of anything that is dead or dying.
Contact a Professional Landscaper
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate, which is why you should leave fall landscape maintenance to the professionals. Contact Heritage Landscape today by calling 816-307-2004 or sending us an email to get started.