The leaves start to change color and fall to the ground and the weather is getting colder. Now is the ideal time to schedule that landscaping redesign that you’ve talked about for months or maybe even years. Contrary to popular opinion, fall is the best time to plant trees and bushes, sow a new lawn and do similar improvements to your property. Even though it may seem like a contrary notion, planting in the fall places less stress on your new landscape because there is less stress from and drought in autumn.
Think of it this way. When do gardeners plant spring bulbs? In the fall, of course. This is one of the most practical landscaping tips homeowners can remember. If flowering bulbs are placed in the ground in the autumn, why wouldn’t new trees, grass and other plants fare just as well? Flowering bulbs are dormant in the fall and should be planted at a depth that is twice their size for best results. While bulbs remain dormant until the spring, the roots of other plants continue to grow as long as the soil temperature is 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Planting at this time allows landscaping elements to develop a strong root system, making the plants ready to withstand heat and lack of water the following summer and have less of a chance of dying due to disease or possible pests.
Fall landscaping tasks should also include pruning trees and bushes, removing dead plants as well as cleaning up fallen leaves and removing spent growth from perennials. When these tasks are accomplished, its often easy to see gaps in your landscaping, making these months the ideal time to accomplish a redesign. In addition to adding new elements, plants that must be moved will be less prone to injury.
Have Hidden Creek Landscaping design and construct new flower beds, retaining walls or other features at the same time to give your property a whole new look that will heighten curb appeal. By accomplishing landscaping redesign in the fall, you]ll get a head start on next year’s growing season and have a lush, manicured property that is ready to be enjoyed.