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Landscaping Tips That Will Help You Prepare for Fall

Fall is in a few weeks

Summer is starting to wind down, and fall is in a few weeks. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a lovely landscape. People often associate gardening with spring, but some landscaping maintenance is always crucial as the climate becomes colder. Fall is a beautiful season where leaves change into vibrant colors, and people can enjoy hot cider. It’s also a season where your yard can still stand out and thrive. Today we’ll be sharing with some landscaping tips that will help you prepare for the fall.

Make a note of Moisture

Even as your yard starts to look discolored due to changing weather conditions, it is still crucial to monitor moisture levels. During August, your plants need about one inch of water every week. Rainfall can also help aid in this process.

Change Your Watering Habits

Sprinklers work well, but a drip irrigation system is better during the heat of the summer. Why? It helps prep browning grass that we see during autumn. Drip systems help your lawn absorb water at a higher capacity and restores the greenness of your grass.

Keep Your Grass Higher

Homeowners tend to want to keep their grass short to keep the task of mowing low-maintenance. However, this is not necessarily the best decision. Cutting the grass too short will cause it to become dry and brown, so keeping it a little higher will prolong the life of your lawn.

Get Rid of Dead Plant Life and Limbs

Dead plants detract from the visual appeal of a landscape. If there is any dead plant life, then remove it to keep your lawn beautiful. Also, as fall nears us make sure to take the time to rake an overaccumulation of leaves. While leaves in brilliant colors are quite a sight, too many leaves can be an eyesore, dry out your grass, and in the worst-case scenario, a safety hazard. You should also pay attention to dead tree limbs and branches. They could fall and cause a safety hazard as well, on top of being unappealing.

Pests, Priming, and Pruning

To keep your lawn looking healthy, pay attention to the pests that could be eating away at your plants. Also, take the time to trim bushes and prune plants or allow us, the experts to do it for you.


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, andTwitter.

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