Fall really shines and shows off nature’s canvas. It’s the perfect time to consider a landscaping makeover. To begin with it’s not as hot, and easier to work outside, either for do-it-yourselfers or your landscaping team. Here’s 3 more reasons why we love fall makeovers.
Plan for year round
Fall offers a unique opportunity to showcase what works now, and will work year round. When trees are still at their peak, you’ll see their green and colored leaves, as well as glimpse into the views the soon-to-be barren trees will provide. Evergreens remain the same all year, and fall flowers such as aster last from late summer to early winter.
Protect for the cold
We all know the cold is coming, so redesigning or freshening up your landscape in fall also prepares you for winter. This is a great time to lay a new layer of mulch, to protect plants from variable temperatures. Fall is also a good time to fertilize. If you’re planning to move anything, move it before you fertilize to minimize the stress on the plants.
Weed, Feed & Seed
Since you are weeding out dead limbs, weed growth, and anything else you may not want, landscaping redesign is easier because growth is slower. That doesn’t mean you don’t want to feed and seed areas however. Fixing bare areas, sustaining plants for winter, and preventing disease will help your landscape health long into the new year.
Fall offers deep colors, different textures, and cooler temps. A landscaping makeover can completely change your yard, or simply add depth and dimension to it, making fall the perfect time to re-think your backyard.