While you may think that the autumn is a time for winding down yard work, you actually do need to spend some time on fall landscaping. Doing so will keep your lawn and gardens in great shape throughout the winter. Here’s some helpful tips to enhance your landscaping this fall:
Embrace the colors. Embrace the colors of the season by decorating with hardy mums, vibrant asters, and pretty pansies. You can make beautiful flower box arrangements and pots to place on a porch or front walkway. Mums are the quintessential fall flower, since they come in a variety of stunning colors, including shades of purple, scarlet, yellow, and orange.
Rake often. To keep your lawn looking its very best and to keep grass healthy, you will want to rake up fallen leaves often. If you let them pile up too much, moisture will build up underneath, which can damage the grass. Spend a few minutes every few days raking up the freshly fallen foliage, and especially before it rains.
Continue mowing. As long as your grass is still growing, you should continue mowing it. Once you do the final mow of the season, the blades of grass should all be the same length. This will help keep your lawn healthy through the winter, and ensure that it starts off growth in the spring the right way.
Aerate and reseed. Your lawn can take a beating from the scorching sun and high temperatures during the summer. Fill in any dry, damaged patches by aerating and reseeding. Choose the best grass seed type for your region, spread plenty of seeds, and keep them well watered.
By following these fall landscaping tips, you can maintain a beautiful lawn and garden throughout the year. There will be less work to do in the spring, and you’ll be able to relax in the winter, knowing that your yard looks great.