Can you believe summer will be coming to a close soon? Fall will set in on Friday, September 22, 2017. With a new season means routine maintenance for your lawn and landscaping. In fact, it is crucial that you take all the appropriate steps during the fall to ensure your landscaping survives and thrives after winter. From fertilizing, mulching, and pest/weed prevention, and when to call the expert, use these top five tips to prepare your Denver landscaping this fall.
Fertilize, fertilize, fertilize
Fall is the prime time for deep root fertilization. During deep root fertilization, your plants and trees will have a nutrient solution injected into their root zone along with a drink of water. This is beneficial during the winter as opposed to just fertilizing on the surface. Early fall is the best time to have your local arborist handle this for you. Through this, you will help to improve microbial activity, oxygen, nutrient levels in the winter, and drought and storm resistance.
To help maintain your plants’ gorgeous appearance, make a note to mulch this fall. By mulching in the fall, you will help to keep away any weeds that will infiltrate your landscaping in the winter and become pesky in the spring. Mulch also assists in regulating soil temperature and reduces the heaving of soil during periods of freezing and thawing. Make sure when mulching that you are using an organic type of mulch as it breaks down to provide additional nutrients. Be sure to review what CSU has to say about the benefits of organic mulches for more information. If you are unsure of what is best and want to protect your plants and trees over the winter, contact a landscaping specialist.
Pest and Weed Prevention
Fall is a crucial time to handle pest and weed prevention. It is important to not encourage growth or damage by being proactive. The more weeds you can pull now, the less trouble you will have with them next year. You will want to make sure to be watering early in the morning as winter approaches. While you will need to water less in the winter, make sure that you are taking advantage of warmer days to hydrate the soil. You will also want to make sure you deter unwanted pests from your landscaping, too. Raking leaves in a timely manner will go a long way. At the first sign of any problems, reach out to your local landscaping company for help.
Call in the Experts
If you are interested in planting a tree this fall, please schedule an appointment with one of our certified arborist to assist you with your tree selection. At any point this fall, you may run into some issues with your plants. Given how critical the timing is to get right, it is important to ask for help when you need it. You can even reach out when you are not sure. This is ideal to keep in mind so you do not lose the investment you made on your plants, shrubs, and trees.
For help with all of your fall landscaping needs, American Arbor Care is here to help. With over 20 years of experience, you can count on our expertise to help your lawn survive the winter and thrive next spring. To get started, call us at 303-639-8584.