Importance of Landscaping and Cleanup as Autumn Arrives
It’s that time of year again here in New Jersey, when the air turns cooler and the leaves start changing color – as well as eventually falling and leaving your property covered. Making the transition from summer to fall is one that requires some work around the perimeter of your home. Work that is best handled by an industry expert.
It is not just about beautifying your exterior, it is about setting your lawn and landscaping up for success. Homeowners who neglect to take care of landscaping and cleanup in preparation for fall and winter, could end up with some serious problems once spring arrives. No matter how skilled the original work was that was invested into establishing your grass and landscaping, this is an ongoing project.
Your yard requires year round work, to stay healthy and look spectacular. Fail to realize that and you are going to end up with an unsightly mess and a much bigger project on your hands.
What is Involved and How Does it Help?
As a general rule, it is a good idea to get your yard prepped to transition from fall to winter about 6 weeks prior to the first real freeze. Of course, that still means cleaning leaves along the way. Some general tips for the basics of taking care of autumn landscaping and cleanup include, but are not limited to:
One of the first things your landscaping professional will do is assess any damage incurred during the summer months. If you are working regularly with a pro, this should be minimal. However, brutal summer weather can take a toll on your lawn, plants and flowers. The work that goes into this step is not just thinking about fall and winter, it is preparation for the
This is also the right time to add mulch. During an assessment of your lawn and gardens, this is the ideal time to locate areas in need of supplemental soil, as well as mulch. This helps protect the root systems of your plants during the upcoming colder weather.
You can discuss with your professional landscaper about replacing old summer annuals with cool weather bulbs. You should be working with someone who has an in-depth knowledge of what works best in a flower bed, during cold New Jersey winter months.
Fertilizing the lawn helps provide vital nutrients. That way you can help make your grass healthier in preparation for when winter is coming. This vastly increases the chance of survival, including having a heightened ability to ward off disease and have a fighting chance against weeds and pests.
An important thing to remember is that you need to clean your yard and garden of leaves, for more reasons than just appearance. A thick blanket of leaves will end up creating a barricade between the root system and vital nutrients. Fresh air, water and other essentials are what help your plant life continue to be healthy. Rob them of this and you could end up killing them. Not to mention, this creates the ideal breeding ground for fungus to grow, which can kills your plant life by spring.
Opting for Seasonal Lawn Care
If you are ready to get proactive about caring for your lawn and gardens all year long, give Campbell’s Construction LLC, your remodeling and landscaping team, a call. We offer the best in service and maintenance, as well as even just offering useful advice. We want to work together with you to help make your landscaping an ongoing success.
There is no reason for you to attempt to take all of this on yourself. Let our trained, skilled and experienced pros provide you with the service required to expertly care for your landscaping.
Get your lawn prepared and make certain that you can ensure the longevity and beauty of your yard. It is much easier and more cost-effective to maintain your landscaping, than to have to start all over when spring arrives.