Fall is the time of year to enjoy the mums and sunflowers that are blooming in your yard and garden. The cooler temperatures and sunny days of autumn present ideal conditions for doing the chores that will carry your landscape through the winter months and bring it to the point of perfection that you expect in the spring.
The summer sun may have done some damage to your lawn but not so much that it can’t be restored. If this is the case, landscapers recommend overseeding in the fall. Overseeding is the process of planting new seed over somewhat healthy grass to make it completely full and lush again.
We all know that we must rake the leaves off the lawn in the fall, but why? Popular lawn covers such as bluegrass thrive in the cool weather so if a thick layer of leaves is allowed to collect over the grass it will block out the sunlight needed to promote the growth. When to rake is another issue, but weather conditions should be considered. A decent rainfall can turn the fallen leaves into a heavy carpet that make it even harder for the sun to break through. Just remember, raking or leaf blowing is easier done when the leaves are still dry and if you rake as they fall the job won’t seem so daunting.
Mulching your garden is a necessary preparation for winter. Harvest your vegetables and wait until your flowers have died off. Remove excess debris that has fallen off of the plants and get rid of any weeds before you apply your mulch.
Fall is the time to plant the bulbs that will bloom in the spring. By the time winter is waning you’ll be anxious for the first sign of the new season but if you want to see the tulips and hyacinths that are among the traditional harbingers of spring, you have to plant those bulbs soon!
Talk to the experts at CoCal Landscape to get more tips about fall planting and lawn maintenance. Call them @ 303-578-4788.