Getting Ready for the Change in Seasons
As the season changes, perhaps it is time that your landscaping does too. Other than the beauty of colorful leaves surrounding the trees, Autumn comes with greater changes like the weather for example. This is also a great season to prep for what is yet to come: Winter.
Don’t Let the Weather Stop You
We all know that in this season all of the leaves begin to fall. Despite of how lovely all those leaves might look on your lawn, it should not stop you from raking. Even the most minimal clean-up will give your home a better appeal. The leaves can also be a risk as they can become wet and slippery, causing someone to get hurt.
As your summer flowers begin to die out, give your lawn a splash of color with new flowers to make your lawn look as good and vibrant as possible. This season is dedicated to vivid colors, so have some fun when looking to replace those summer flowers.
You can make even the smallest spaces look rather large with some well-placed large shrubs and small trees. Giving them layers may give the impression that your yard is larger than what it really is. Planting evergreens around your yard may also serve as a “privacy wall”, but you should consider the different types of evergreen and choose the one that will grow to your desired height.
Let’s not Forget About Hardscaping
With the days beginning to shorten up, this means there is fewer daylight. Keeping that in mind, this is the perfect time to add some outdoor lighting. Lights can brighten up the atmosphere of your home and lawn making any walk-way easy to see. With options for the hue and color of the light, it is impossible to pick out the perfect lights while the sun is still out. Once the sun has set, you can decide on the best lights for your home.
As the trees start to lose their leaves, your home becomes more exposed making its appearance more important. A quick clean would make any home more appealing and will better match with the flow of your new landscape as well. A simple wreath on your door would be a nice touch as it can serve as a focal point for your home.
Fire pits are also great for the Fall time. First, you should check-in with your local community on rules and regulations for what is allowed. Deciding whether you want a covered or an uncovered fire pit is also something you should decide on. Remember that a fire pit has to be built at least 10 feet away from your home or any other combustible surface.
Prepping for the Winter
Another thing to do during the fall is to prepare your lawn for the Winter. There is plenty to do before the first snow fall; like giving your lawn its last cut of the season. Long grass can increase the chances of compacting snow and creating snow mold. This will damage or kill your grass after the snow melts off.
Adding fertilizer to your lawn before the winter comes will help it become lush and green for the next season. During Fall, you can start reducing the amount of water your lawn gets because of the cooler weather. Watering your lawn can decrease as it does not need to happen as frequent. You can winterize you sprinkling system to avoid any valves from bursting or having any pipes freeze up.
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