Winter can be a harsh time for plants, even for the plants in your yard that seem the toughest—namely, your trees. Find out how to help your trees last through the winter and come back strong in the spring using the following tips.
For the most part, shrubs are highly self-sufficient plants. They are hardy, and need almost no attention apart from the occasional trim. However, autumn is an important time for shrubs, and tending to your shrubs the wrong way during this time of year can wreak havoc with your yard when spring rolls around. The following tips will help you maintain your shrubs’ health during the autumn season.
If you have ever tried to rake leaves on a windy fall day, you have probably since gained a greater appreciation for those tidy piles of leaves you see in the yards of people who have somehow mastered the art of leaf-raking. Is it genetic? Do they have the power to control the wind? Fortunately for you, raking leaves effectively does not require any special powers or abilities. All they have that you don’t is knowledge of the following basic lawn raking principles that will have you clearing your lawn of leaves in a snap.
As the fall colors begin to emerge in the leaves of trees, you may notice your lawn taking on a peculiar yellow-orange tinge. This, unfortunately, is not normal seasonal color change, but rather a fungal lawn disease that can be hard on your grass. Learn how to recognize rust disease when you encounter it and, better yet, how to prevent it from showing up on your lawn in the first place.
Use this guide to prepare your outdoor, green living space for winter dormancy.
As a lawn care fertilizing company, our state-certified technicians, service managers and even general management attempt to tackle every lawn disease as it’s own individual case. Certain lawn diseases are more complex to diagnosis and treat, whereas others can easily be prevented with a Fungicide program or proper a proper lawn pH. Other factors that can lead to lawn disease are: excessive thatch, low soil fertility; compacted soils, heavy prolonged dews; uncontrolled infection from the previous lawn care year and of course the unpreventable, ever changing weather patterns.
As the temperatures cool, our lawns tend to drop to the bottom of the list of things we need to think about but this time of the year is an important time for lawn care. Proper fertilization will ensure that the grass has the nutrients it needs to sustain itself and has the energy to spring back to life when the growing season starts. In addition to fertilizing, here are some other tips to get ready for the winter months.
Fertilizing and liming is a must in the fall months. You have to provide your lawn with the essentially nutrients prior to dormancy. However, doing these things alone won’t guarantee a perfect spring green-up. We’ve listed the top 5 fall lawn care tips to accomplish over the next week or so to help ensure a healthy, green lawn next spring.
Autumn is the time to start training lawns for the winter. Aeration and Seeding gives your lawn a head start for spring.
Aeration and seeding is one of absolute best things you can do for your lawn. Whenever we picture what we want our lawns to look like, we imagine a lush, green, golf course. Most golf courses aerate and seed several times a year to attain this coveted look. There are some important points to be aware of when it comes to completing a successful aeration and seeding though.