As the seasons change, the way you care for your landscape should change too. Fall isn’t the time to abandon your lawn care provider, as it is a great season to prep your property for a gorgeous turf next spring. In addition to planting seasonal bursts of color, you can work with Heritage Landscape to prevent or address any lawn or shrub damage that season changes can bring. These tips can keep your landscape looking great as the season pass.
1. Get Ready for Damage Control
The fall is the best time to spot and treat problem areas with dying or diseased plants, shrubs, and trees. Pruning is usually done during dormant months to remove any dead or dying branches to promote a healthy spring. Additionally, as winter approaches, insecticides and pesticides can be used to keep bugs and insects at bay. It will promote healthier growth and ensure that plants are still around to bloom in the spring.
2. Aerate the Lawn
Give your lawn room to breathe through aerating. This process enters the soil and allows water and nutrients to seep down and reach the roots. Be careful to not have the lawn over-mowed and avoid brown patches over the winter months. In addition, have your lawn fertilized and stimulate the grassroots for more vigorous growth next spring.
3. Add Color
Fall is full of vibrant colors, and seasonal plantings of red buckeye, black-eyed Susan, and purple coneflower bring a warm touch to your landscape. Fall is also the season to plant new shrubs or trees, as it gives the roots plenty of time to take hold before the unforgiving temperatures of summer and winter.
4. Take Care of the Leaves
Leaving dead and drying leaves all over the ground will suffocate your landscape. For the property to remain healthy, having routine removals of leaves is essential. Also, water features can be covered with netting to protect from falling debris that can lead to algae growth.
Call the Lawn Care Experts
As the experts in lawn care around Northern Virginia, you can rely on Heritage Landscape to help your property make the transition through the seasons. Contact us today to find out how we can keep your property looking beautiful.