As we transition into the fall months, it is important to change the way you manage your lawn. With the change in seasons comes a different need for the way your lawn is treated. This will help to keep your lawn and landscaping protected throughout the winter and help them thrive come spring. As you prepare your Denver landscaping for fall, be sure to learn about the importance of sprinkler winterization, watering tips, and additional fall maintenance information.
While winter may seem far away, fall is the time to make your plans for your landscaping. One of the top things to consider is sprinkler winterization. When you winterize your sprinkler system, this is the process to ensure there is no water left in your irrigation pipes that can freeze over the winter months. Failure to get the water out can lead to pipes cracking and your system breaking. To protect your investment, it is best to winterize your pipes. During this process, an expert will come in and make sure all water is removed from pipes.
As fall sets in, you will need to make changes to the way you water your landscape. Not only will this help get your landscaping through winter, but also helps to prevent mites that can wreak havoc underground. According to Colorado State University’s fall and winter watering guide, you will need to water your lawn until the temperatures are colder than 40 degrees. Until then, they advise to water your lawn in the middle of the day to allow there to be plenty of time for the ground to absorb the water. Anything later in the day can be problematic. If the area you live in is windy or there are few trees to block sunlight, you may need to water your lawn even more.
Additional Fall Maintenance
Throughout the winter months, if not cared for properly, roots in plants can dry out. By properly watering your lawn and mulching before the winter season kicks in, you can help to ensure your landscaping makes it through the winter. In addition, you will need to continue to mow your lawn and as you near time to put your mower away for the season, make sure you cut the grass extra short. Clean up fallen leaves, repurposing those from healthy trees as mulch and discarding those from diseased trees. Leaf clean up and short grass will help the lawn get more sunlight. Next, talk to your local arborist on how to fertilize your lawn and landscaping. They may suggest anti-desiccant sprays in the winter on evergreens to help prevent excessive moisture loss.
By accomplishing these tasks this fall, you will help to make your landscaping thrive next spring. With as much of an investment this is, you won’t want to waste your own hard-earned money and work you put into your space! Be sure to read about the top five ways to prepare your Denver landscaping this fall. To help you with all of your fall watering and landscaping needs, American Arbor Care can help. Our team of experts will help you with the amount of water you will need and help you create a plan to help your lawn survive the winter. To see how we can help with any tree, shrub, lawn, or landscaping services, contact us today at 303-639-8584.