What’s not to love about the fall? The weather cools down, mosquitos go away, and you can find comfort in wearing warm sweaters and indulging in pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages. While spring and summer are synonymous with landscaping, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore your landscape in the fall! There are many techniques that you use to keep your property prim in proper in autumn. Here are four fall landscaping mistakes that you can avoid, especially if you hire Evergreen Gene’s landscaping experts!
Forgetting that Hardscaping Has as Much Significance as Landscaping
When you tend to the softer features of landscaping, it takes more work. Remembering to mow the lawn, water plants, and remove dead foliage is a job. However, healthy and vibrant plants and flowers, and trimmed grass isn’t all that your property needs to have the ultimate curb appeal. Hardscape features such as walkways, patios, and retaining walls all help to define your property. Don’t forget to clean these areas as the leaves begin to fall!
Forgetting to Rake
Speaking of leaves, we know that they are beautiful. It’s a fall tradition to watch the leaves turn to brilliant red, orange, and yellow shades. However, leaves belong on trees, and not in your yard. Leaves cover the uneven pavement, rocks, and a beautiful walkway. So, not only can leaves detract from the visual appeal of your property. But believe it or not, leaves can be a hazard. Luckily, we specialize in leaf removal and fall clean-up.
Forgetting That Your Fall Lawn Still Needs TLC
Don’t throw away the fertilizer on September 22nd! Sure, lawns don’t grow as rapidly as they would in warmer months, but your landscape still needs upkeep and fertilization during autumn. Our landscaping professionals can offer you guidance based on your soil type and the climate surrounding your yard. If you don’t want a damaged lawn during the winter, upkeep will do wonders for your landscape.
Forgetting That You Can Still Plant Bulbs During the Fall
The fall is an ideal time to plant colorful bulbs that will pop up during the spring. During autumn, the soil is still soft enough before the winter hardens and freezes the ground. Be sure to plant these bulbs very low inside the soil so that they don’t freeze? Don’t have a green thumb? No worries! That’s why we’re here! Evergreen Gene’s goal is to keep your landscape looking lovely all-year-round.
CALL IN THE PROFESSIONALS FOR YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS
Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and hardscaping maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.