Nobody wants to say it out loud just yet, but it’s time to face the music: summer is coming to a close. School starts again in a couple of weeks and within about a month, all of the trees in the Maryland area will be turning bright shades of red, gold, and orange. Fall is a beautiful time of year and we know that many people will be looking forward to the cooler temperatures – as landscapers, we most definitely will. Cooler temperatures make it easier to get jobs done. In fact, it makes some jobs very enjoyable. If you didn’t get a chance to get your landscaping project done this summer, don’t fret. There’s still plenty of time to get things done this fall before the cold weather starts to set in!
What are Some Good Fall Landscaping Projects?
- Plant some fall foliage – The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your plants. There are some great flowers, trees, and shrubs out there that do really well in fall months because of the cooler weather. In particular, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and black-eyed susans do well. Changing up your flowers and plants for fall can be a fun way to give your home a seasonal facelift and put you in the spirit of cooler weather.
- Aerate your lawn – If you’ve spent the majority of the season out on your grass, it’s likely going to be compacted. A compacted lawn can attract pooling water, which can in turn attract mosquitos and put you in danger of flooding. There are a few different ways to aerate your lawn – some lawn games are specifically designed for aeration purposes. There are more practical ways to do it, too, though. Talk to your local Howard County landscaping company about it.
- Mulch and Clean – The best time to mulch is not in spring – it’s in fall. Some plants will remain rooted and those need to have some warmth and insulation to help protect them for spring. 2-3 inches of mulch under trees and on gardens will help keep everything warm. You should also clean out any dead branches, bushes, or plants to help promote healthy plants for the spring and summer season next year.
Residential Landscaping from Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
Need some of your fall landscaping projects taken care of? It’s totally understandable. Fall is a busy season, especially at the beginning. Students need school supplies and are focusing on the start of a brand new year. Have someone else come take care of your fall landscaping projects for you! We know how to help you get your landscaping ready for the fall season and protect if for spring! Give us a call at 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today to get started.