Many homeowners mistakenly believe that spring and summer are the only times when you can work on a landscaping project. On the contrary, fall is one of the best times to invest in a new hardscape or do some planting. Although it’s true that severe weather can make landscaping difficult, fall’s cooler temperatures actually are much less of an imposition than the dead heat of summer. Here are a few overlooked advantages of fall landscaping.
The period from the last week of September until about Thanksgiving is one of the most optimal times to plant. During the spring, soil temperatures are still rising. Fall planting has the advantage of already warm soil to develop strong roots. Even as the soil begins to get colder, roots will continue to grow using the plant’s stored food. New plantings will require less water because the temperatures are cooling down rather than heating up. Fall also has the widest selection of winter/spring plants and spring-flowering bulbs. Some plants that would burn in the full sun of late spring or summer can be planted more openly during the cooler fall.
Is there a hardscape project you regret not getting done during the summer? It’s not too late. Think of it like this: if you get started on your hardscape project now you’ll have it ready to fully enjoy by the time next year’s spring and summer swing around. Why ruin the warmer months with loud and busy construction work? Furthermore, fall is when many manufacturers are looking to unload the rest of their materials before winter. That means you may end up getting better prices than during the busier months. And although concrete and mortar may need warmer temperatures to cure, there are plenty of other materials that can be used for a hardscape project.
Transition to Winter and Spring
Preparing your yard during fall months will make the transition to winter and spring much smoother. Although getting rid of the seemingly endless amount of falling leaves can be overwhelming, doing so will help your lawn and your plants survive the winter months. Our professional team can help you save tons of time raking and maintaining your landscape during this time.
Start Your Next Fall Landscaping Project with Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Thinking about your next landscaping project? Lehnhoff’s Landscaping offers professional and exceptional outdoor lighting, hardscaping, and landscaping year-round. We also offer dumpster rental, bulk material delivery, and drainage solutions. We serve Baltimore, Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Clarksville, Howard County, Ellicott City, Kingsville, Bowie, Pasadena, Towson, and many other areas throughout Maryland.