With temperatures cooling and the leaves turning, you might be enjoying some pleasant time outdoors. Of course, you might also be noticing that your landscape is in need of some work.
Now is the time to start thinking about some important fall landscaping services that need to be performed.
Although springtime is often thought of in terms of landscaping, the fall is actually the best time for planting. The sunny days and cool nights make for the ideal conditions for new plant material to thrive.
Fall plants like Pansies, Violas, Swiss Chard, Kale, and Mums can also add a welcome burst of color to your autumn landscape. And, though you may not realize it, now is the time to plant spring bulbs. Flowers like Daffodils, Lilies, and Tulips need to be planted in the fall in order to give you that early springtime beauty.
Fall is Time for Clean-Up, Too
Fall is also the time to start thinking about clean-up services that will help prepare your landscape for the coming winter. Leaf clean-ups are important as allowing fallen leaves to remain on your lawn for too long can actually kill the grass. You also don’t want leaves left on your lawn during snow events, when it can contribute to the growth of snow mold, a pesky lawn disease.
Picking up sticks and other yard debris is also important when it comes to keeping your property looking neat and tidy. But it also discourages pests from taking up residence in your yard by finding shelter amongst the debris as temperatures drop.
Hiring a Pro
While you recognize the value in these services, chances are you don’t have time to perform them. After all, with work and the kids’ activities, sometimes the weekends are all that are left—and oftentimes those days are even limited. Plus, chances are, you’d rather be spending your weekend days enjoying family time, sporting events, and fun fall activities—not slaving away in your yard.
That’s why hiring a professional to handle fall planting and clean-up services is ideal. Not only will they know exactly what needs to be done, but they’ll also take the burden off of you.