November 1, 2023
Pro Lawn Tips
Pro Landscape Tips
Caring for your lawn and landscape is crucial during the fall months to ensure vibrancy in the spring. You’ll want to clear your lawn of leaves and debris prior to the first snowfall. This will allow the lawn to breathe and will help to prevent mold from developing. You’ll also want to lower your mowing height so that your lawn does not become matted.
Core aerating and ample seed application will help strengthen your lawn and keep it from becoming compressed. We also suggest that you use a winter fertilizer to stimulate the roots.
The lawn isn’t the only thing you need to attend to this fall. Be sure to water your plants, trees and shrubs because if the roots are dry, the greenery can become damaged during the winter. If you had a problem with insects or disease this past season, you’ll want to cut back your plants and immediately dispose of the old growth. That will provide a neat, kempt look and will help you eliminate having to do additional tidying up in the spring.
Prune shrubs and remove any unsightly, damaged or diseased branches. Always cut back herbaceous plants. Leave the lilacs alone, however, because their blooms are already in place and pruning them in the fall will prevent them from blossoming in the spring!
Battling drought can be a challenge, but it’s never impossible. There are three key components to keeping a healthy lawn starting with setting your lawn mower to the proper length.
Mulching has many benefits, but it must be applied correctly. We recommend maintaining a two- to four-inch layer of mulch in all areas where there are plants.
A winter filled with constant freezing and thawing throughout the season can have a negative impact on a lawn.