Thinking of Planting?
Now’s a Great Time!
Do you have the perfect spot in mind for a new tree or grouping of shrubs? Maybe you lost a plant, or some of your older shrubs need to be replaced because they've become overgrown. An evolving master landscape plan calls for periodic new installations. Perhaps your landscape may need a facelift to enhance the attractiveness and functionality of your property.
Whatever your situation, if you want new landscape installations, fall is a great time to do it. The cooler weather and more plentiful moisture give landscape plants a chance to put out roots and get used to their new home before the stress of next summer's heat and dryness is upon them. They'll have an extra growing season to become established, and you'll have the pleasure of seeing your new landscape plants bloom or leaf out next spring.
As with any landscaping project, it's always a good idea to get professional advice and help. You'll get top-quality results and the look you are dreaming of.
Treating Your Lawn to a Fall Feast
The colder months of winter are fast approaching. Is your lawn prepared for the big chill ahead?
Aside from removing any fallen leaves and other debris, fertilization is one of the best things we can do for your turf during the fall. Much like our friends in the animal kingdom, your lawn will benefit greatly from storing up large food reserves to strengthen it through the winter season.
Many healthy advantages
Fertilization during the fall season is crucial for healthy turf growth, and one or two heavy applications will provide your lawn with a wealth of benefits. Your turf will be less susceptible to disease while exhibiting improved recovery from the stresses of summer heat and drought. In addition, fall fertilization will lead to fewer summer weed problems, better fall-to-spring color, and decreased spring mowing.
The basic nutrients found in most fertilizers are nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous. Once added to your lawn, these nutrients will help to build strong root systems for denser turf next spring. In addition, potassium will help to increase your lawn’s water-retaining capacity, which will aid your turf in withstanding the drying and browning effects of cold winter winds.
Don’t forget the soil
Remember, soil conditions have a significant effect on your lawn’s growth as well. We can improve your turf’s overall health by combining fall fertilization with soil amendments such as lime, sulfur, gypsum, peat moss, and even sand.
When added to your lawn in the fall, amendments will be carried to your soil by winter rains. You’ll enjoy the quickest response if they are added shortly after a fall core aeration.
If your turf and soil are cared for properly during the fall season, you’ll be rewarded with a thicker, greener lawn in the spring. Give us a call today to schedule your fall fertilization, and be sure to ask us which soil amendments might be right for you.
Fall fertilization helps to build stronger root systems for denser growth. Soil improvements can work in combination with fertilizers for an even greener, healthier lawn.
We’re Here For You All Year
In our business, things are always growing and changing. Trees spread and get larger; lawns fill in; new grass seed takes root; and each year flower beds and shrubs have a little different look. Each season makes its own mark on your lawn and landscape in a special way.
One of the best changes we’ve seen from season to season is the way our customers depend on us more each year to give their properties the care they need. From landscape projects, to landscape maintenance, drainage solutions and more, we handle thousands of questions and problems every year…making the world a little better place to live.
We appreciate your business, and we’re glad you know you can call on us anytime you have a question.
Now, during these months between seasons is the perfect time to remember and to plan. Thinking about the last season can help you get ready for the one coming up. What projects need doing? What little problems didn’t get solved last year? Planning the season in advance can mean better results…and could save you money too.