When fall brings a chill to the air, it’s the perfect time to prepare your property to not only look it’s best now but to also ensure it is ready to thrive come springtime. Below are some ways to prepare your property now:
Mow: Although the temperatures are cooling, continuing to mow your lawn until the turf stops growing will ensure the appearance of your property is maintained.
Plant fall Flowers: Planting flowers in the fall not only brings a seasonal touch to your property but also attract important pollinators like butterflies and bees.
Leaf Removal/Fall Cleanup: A sure sign that fall has arrived are the colorful leaves on the trees that will soon blanket your grass. While leaf removal may seem time-consuming, ensuring your turf is free of leaves is important for many reasons. Not only can leaves suffocate the lawn, but they also deprive grass and plants of much-needed sunlight which can cause dead patches.
Aerate and Overseed: Aerating and Overseeing your lawn in the fall can be one of the more beneficial things you can do for your lawn in the fall for a multitude of reasons. This process stimulates fresh growth of grass allowing the roots to grow deeper while reducing weeds and ensuring your lawn looks lush and green.
Winterize Irrigation Systems: If your property features irrigation for turf or plant health, it is imperative to guarantee the system has been properly winterized against freezing temperatures. These colder temperatures can greatly damage an irrigation system. By making sure your system is winterized against the cold weather can save money on expensive system repairs and allow your system to be up and running as soon as possible in the spring.
Rejuvenation Pruning: Rejuvenation pruning, or hard pruning, is one of the best things that can be done for your trees and shrub. This process essentially means that old overgrown limbs are cut off to allow for new replacement growth. Thinning out branches is great for plant health as it increases sunlight and airflow exposure which reduced the likelihood of disease. This type of pruning can prevent damage to the plant material and encourages new growth and is best done during this season when trees are dormant.