Fall is here and it is time to clean up the yard and prepare for winter. Since we’re here in Pinellas County Florida, we have a little more time for fall yard clean up than the rest of the country, but there is still much work to be done to tidy up your lawn and landscape.
Cleaning up your lawn and landscape in the fall is a lot of work, so consider hiring Land Graphics to handle your yard clean up and lawn maintenance.
Fall Yard Clean-Up Overview:
Clean Up Yard Debris
Remove fallen leaves, branches, and weeds that can smother grass and provide shelter for yard pests in the winter. Clear out flower beds to keep the critters out and get a head start on planting next spring.
Trim Unwanted Branches
Remove dead, broken, or otherwise unruly tree branches that may cause trouble during the winter. Dead or dying branches can break and fall during winter.
Aerate The Lawn
Break up compressed soil to keep water from pooling and help ensure that nutrients will reach the roots over the winter.
Feed The Lawn
Your lawn should be well-fed with a fall lawn fertilizer with high phosphorous content to encourage root growth and enjoy a lush, green lawn come spring.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Trim dead branches and cut back overgrown trees and bushes. Now is also the time to prune and train the branches of blooming perennials like clematis or roses.
Rake and Mulch
If you have a lot of fallen leaves on the lawn, raking and mulching them can keep them from suffocating your grass, and mulching will help supply nutrients for new growth in the future.
Plant Bulbs, Shrubs, and Fall Annuals
Some plants do better when planted in the fall. New shrubs or spring bulbs like hyacinth should be planted now. Fall annuals like pansies are also a nice way to keep color in your yard as other plants go to sleep.
One More Mow
Give the lawn a relatively close cut before winter hits. This helps the soil dry out more quickly in the spring, which leads to a greener lusher lawn next year.
Winterize Sprinklers and Irrigation Systems
Drain all water from hoses, fountains, and drip irrigation systems, and store them in a dry place. Water that is left standing over the winter may damage your equipment if it freezes
Protect Cold-Sensitive Plants
Keep sensitive perennials, shrubs, and roses in top shape for the colder days of winter.
Don’t Forget The Deck
Prevent the growth of mold and mildew with a good power wash.
Those are just some of the things we can do for your lawn and landscape as part of our Fall Clean-Up Services.
Call us at (727) 474-0224, Chat with us here on the website, or schedule a consultation to learn how Land Graphics can help with all your lawn and landscape maintenance needs!