Seasonal shifts can leave you unprepared, but here are a few more ways to ensure that you avoid some common mistakes when cool weather creeps in…
6.) Slowing but Still Growing
Your lawn may look like it’s gone into hiding, but appearances can be deceiving. There’s still some growth going on, and it still needs to have access to nutrients, even in fall and winter. Sure, it’s all going so slow that you hardly think it’s worth the bother of the occasional trim, but your lawn may still need to be cut at some point in fall or winter to keep it looking good. And slowed growth doesn’t mean it doesn’t need food, so fertilizing plays a key role in preparing for cooler weather. Fortunately, landscaping maintenance companies usually offer lawn mowing maintenance as well as fertilization schedules and other lawn spraying services that will keep your lawn and the rest of your landscaping healthy all winter long.
7.) Make a Clean Sweep
Maintain your landscaping and hardscaped areas so that you not only maintain your curb appeal, you maintain your neighbors’ respect. After all, you’re not the only one who looks at your property every day; everyone with a home in view of yours has a view of your home, as well, which means that if you’ve let debris pile up or allowed your any area of your property fall into visible disrepair, they see those signs of neglect. Visual appeal aside, however, it’s also important to remember that not keeping a well maintained property could become a safety hazard. Sidewalks should be swept clean, and any branches near power lines should be trimmed to prevent problems.
8.) Bright Bulbs
Think ahead about what you’d like to see sprouting up in spring. Flowering bulbs are perfect for fall planting, when soil hasn’t had the chance to get hard from those winter freezes. When spring time comes, they’ll reward you with colorful blooms, so check with a local landscaping expert to see which types will be well suited to fall planting and be sure to dig deep enough that they’ll be properly protected from damaging frosts.
9.) Inside the Box
Add some window box planters to your home to add a little bit of life and color to your property in a way that’s affordable and easily maintained. Remember, however, that window box plants still need to be fed and regularly watered so that when it’s time to bloom, your sleeping beauties will actually wake up.
10.) Keep It Low
Colorful mulches and winter-hardy, low-growing plants can not only provide protective ground cover for your soil, but they can also keep your property looking vibrant even in winter.
Don’t let the beauty of your landscaping take a fall in winter! Give the friendly, experienced staff at Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today