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Fall Landscaping Tips - Farmside Landscape & Design

Fall Landscaping Tips

Fall landscape tips for September through November

 

Fall Leaves - Farmside Landscape & DesignHow to Care for Trees and Shrubs in the Fall:

  • Prune as necessary
  • Fertilize using a balanced fertilizer as needed
  • Inspect for insects and disease
  • Check for signs of damage
  • Treat as necessary
  • Fall Oil Spray

 

Caring for Your Lawn in the Fall:

  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and diseases – Treat as necessary
  • Aerate and Over-seed – starting August 15-October 15 – This will give the new grass time to establish before winter
  • Routine Maintenance – Mow, trim, and edge lawn areas as needed
  • Remove fall leaves from lawns as necessary

 

Fall Softscape Prep (Planted Beds):

  • Remove leaves, weeds, sticks, and other debris
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Fertilize by October 1st
  • Inspect for insects and diseases – Treat as necessary
  • Routine Maintenance – Deadhead, weed, and fertilize as necessary
  • Install fall flowers (such as mums) from September 15- October 15
  • Dig up delicate bulbs for storage
  • Divide and/or transplant other perennials (daylilies, iris, etc.)
  • Begin planting spring bulbs (tupils, daffodils, crocus, etc.)

 

Fall Landscaping - Farmside Landscape & DesignHardscapes (Water Features, Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting, Driveways, Patios, and Walks):

  • Water Features – Drain and winterize before the first freeze
  • Irrigation Systems – Turn off and winterize before first freeze
  • Outdoor Lighting – Reset automatic timers on outdoor lighting when Daylight Savings Time ends
  • Inspect outdoor lighting fixtures, replacing bulbs if necessary
  • Driveways, Patios, and Walks – Inspect for and fix and uneven surfaces

 

Additional Items to Think About in the Fall:

  • Fall clean up – It is important to remove leaves from the ground so as to not harbor any unnecessary fungi or diseases
  • Begin the planning and designing phases for next year’s landscape projects by deciding on an appropriate landscape design firm
  • Arrange for consultant with your landscape design firm to take measurements and survey current conditions before the ground is covered with snow
  • Finalize winter service contracts for snow removal, deer-netting, dormant season pruning, etc.
  • Arrange and schedule a contractor or home-repair specialist for wintertime home-improvement projects
  • Cut back Perennials

 

For more information regarding Fall Cleanups, contact us at Farmside today!