Fall Landscaping Mistake You Should Avoid
Many homeowners assume the job of landscaping and caring for the lawn is done once Fall hits. They're wrong! There is so much more to be done once those leaves start to hit the ground. Fall is the perfect time to still enjoy the fresh air, especially with COVID-19 pushing gatherings outside. Take care of your yard and lawn year-round. Here are some landscaping mistakes to avoid this Fall:
Rake Your Leaves
Colorful foliage looks great, and even when it falls to the ground, it can create a beautiful coloring blanket. Don't leave your leaves on the ground for too long. You can either rake them yourself or have Ground Effects help you out. Leaves become slippery and can cause damage to your lawn. Make sure to get them cleaned up. They'll end up freezing to the ground once winter hits, making them even harder to clean up.
Fertilizing and Caring For Your Lawn
Don't neglect your lawn around this time of year. Fall can be one of the best times to get your grass in shape. Be sure to mow it regularly still, and even make some time to fertilize it. Fertilizing in the Fall can help it withstand the colder Winter months. If you need help coming up with a proper fertilizing plan for your specific lawn, Ground Effects can be there to help!
Planting Spring Bulbs
If you want some beautiful flowers in your yard next Spring, now is the time to plant them! Check with Ground Effects Landscaping to see which bulbs are good to plant while the ground is soft, before the Winter freeze. Planting them now will give you a colorful yard without much effort. When planting in the Fall, make sure to place the bulbs deep enough in the ground so that they don't freeze.
Don't Neglect Your Yard Tools
After your portion of lawn and yard care is done for the year, don't forget to store away your gardening tools properly. Make sure they are placed in a dry area such as your shed or garage. That way, the colder weather won't ruin them. Be sure to clean them as best you can, getting the dirt and debris off of them. Letting it sit on the tools all Fall and Winter will make them harder to clean come Spring and Summer next year.
Contact Ground Effects Landscaping
Ground Effects Landscaping is here to be your landscaping professionals on the South Shore. Contact us to learn more about our landscape design, landscape maintenance, and landscape construction services. Give us a call or fill out our contact form to get in touch with our landscape experts!
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