Did you know your landscape needs to be winterized and preserved for the next spring? A few simple steps can really help your plants thrive in the warmer months. A lot of people may not realize how important winter can be for plants. It’s the perfect hibernation period where new plants can get their footing and old recuperate. Here are a few steps to take to help that process along to ensure your landscape continues to thrive.

Keep up the hydration: Fall is the best time to give your lawn and plants a good watering. Your foliage may have had some damage from the summer heat and needs a little help. This is also a great time to add fertilizer so it dissolves into the ground. The cold will keep the nutrients in the roots, allowing them to grow strong. You can regularly water your lawn and plants until the first freeze of the season.

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 1

“Fall is the best time to give your lawn and plants a good watering.”

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 2

“This is the best time to cut the grass about 1 ½ to 2 inches.”

Keep the grass short: It always seems as if grass sprouts a foot overnight, especially after a good rain. As it gets colder, the grass starts to slow down and generally stays the same length for the rest of the fall. This is the best time to cut the grass about 1 ½ to 2 inches. Don’t forget to rake up!

Rake it up: Don’t leave dead grass and leaves on the ground. When the snow starts building up on the ground, those dead patches will smother your grass and prevent it from growing properly.

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 3

“Don’t leave dead grass and leaves on the ground.”

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 4

“If you’re planning on spreading new grass seed, or adding in new plants, this should be done in late summer or early fall.”

Reseed if needed: If you’re planning on spreading new grass seed, or adding in new plants, this should be done in late summer or early fall. You want the weather to be cool but not too cold. Otherwise, the seeds won’t be able to grow their roots properly.

Aeration is key: If your lawn or landscape is having a tough time getting nutrients the best thing to aerate the soil. This is putting a bunch of little holes in the ground to allow nutrients, air, and water down deeper than just the surface. Chances are next spring you’ll see a huge difference in how much your plants are flourishing.

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 5

“If your lawn or landscape is having a tough time getting nutrients the best thing to aerate the soil.”

Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 6
Getting Your Landscape Ready For Fall 7