Autumn is one of the best times of the year. Not only do the leaves turn beautiful colors, but the weather starts to get cool and crisp, which is a welcome break from the heat.
When the seasons change, it’s time for a change, and that means it’s time to finish up those home projects you’ve been putting off, especially the ones you couldn’t do in the summer because it was too hot.
Fall is a great time to get outside and get your lawn and garden ready for the winter. What better way to enjoy the beautiful weather and sights of autumn than to take care of the following tasks on your landscaping checklist?
Cut the grass again
Autumn is the last time you should have to cut your lawn. It is best to cut it down to about 1 14 inches, as this will let leaves blow across your lawn without getting caught by the grass. Keeping your grass short is another good way to keep it healthy since shorter grass is less likely to get sick.
Collect Leaves: Most of the leaves on your trees will fall off on their own, but some will land on your lawn. Collect these gifts from nature and put them in a compost bin or use them in a craft project to decorate your home for the season. Put the leaves on a plastic tarp, which will make it easier to move them.
Early fall is a great time to plant new shrubs because their roots can grow in cool, moist soil. Dig a hole and put the shrub in it as a first step. Then, use water to settle the soil and fill in the holes. Add more soil on top of the root ball, but don’t pack it down too hard. Add mulch on top of the soil to finish.
Cut Your Branches
When snow falls later in the year, branches that have dried out and died can break off, which could damage your house, car, or anything else between it and the ground. Cut off any branches that are broken, sick, or loose to stop this damage.
Cover your young plants with mulch.
Be sure to add a new layer of mulch to your young plants before the ground freezes. Mulch can be made of chopped leaves, wood chips, and straw that doesn’t have any weeds in it. Landscapers in your area, like those at Baton Rogue Landscape Pros, can help you decide what kind of mulch will work best for you. Mix the mulch into the soil and add another two to four inches of mulch on top to keep your new plants warm as the weather gets cooler.
Empty your drip systems
Your drip system is a very important part of your lawn. It needs to be cleaned and dried out so that standing water doesn’t freeze and break important tubing. First, turn off the water. Then, use an air hose to clean the system. If you don’t have the right tools or don’t know how to do this or other landscaping tasks, you can call Baton Rogue Landscape Pros for help with any of the following:
- Installation of landscaping and watering
- How to Fix Downspout Drainage
- Sod delivery and set-up
- Changes in Landscape Lighting,
- Hardscaping, and
- Taking care of the garden and
- a lot more
Baton Rogue Landscape Pros in Baton Rouge is happy to talk to you about what you need for your landscaping. Please don’t wait to get in touch with us so that we can make a plan that fits your needs.