Landscaping Tips for Fall in the Southeast
Tending to your landscaping is a year round job; each season brings a different set of tasks to be done to keep your landscaping neat and attractive. As summer comes to an end, there is clean up to do with annuals, think about what bulbs you want to plant for spring blooms and get your lawn ready to overwinter.
To ready your lawn and garden for fall there are several items on a landscapers check list.
- Adjust watering schedule – the ground holds more water after the summers heat abates
- Have irrigation system checked for leaks or breaks
- Fall planting for spring blooming!
- A good time of year for trees and shrubs to be planted
- Turf – Over seed warm-season grasses such as
centipede or Bermuda with annual ryegrass for a green lawn during the upcoming winter month
- Change out mulch
- Remove spent summer annuals, prepare the soil, and plant cool-weather annuals now.
- Plant or move trees and shrubs
- Stay ahead of weeds and pests
Just because the lovely blooms of spring and summer are no longer in bloom does not mean that your fall garden can’t be just as beautiful. Fall is a good time to sit down with your landscaper and design or redesign your garden, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy your garden as much in Nov as you do in July.