School’s about to start, and the nights are already getting cooler. The next two months are the best time of year for many lawn and landscape projects. Some things you should be thinking about over the Labor Day weekend include:
- Aeration and over seeding: get this done sometime between Sept. 15 and the end of the month if you can, but doing it any time in September or October is worth the effort.
- Turf renovation: if your lawn is in particular bad shape – bare patches and/or prevalent weeds – you might want to go beyond aeration and over seeding. After you aerate, power seed the lawn and cover the seed with a thin layer of compost. Straw mulch on top will help prevent the seed and compost from being washed away and will expedite germination.
- Fall fertilizer: whether you’re seeding or not, fall fertilization is the most important application of the year for the long term health of your lawn.
- Fall planting: this is the best time of year to plant most trees and shrubs. It’s better to plant evergreens in early fall, but deciduous trees can go in the ground right up until the ground freezes.
As November approaches, leaf removal and winterization of sprinkler systems become important. Forecasters are calling for another cold snowy winter so don’t wait to long to get these fall landscape projects underway. And of course, give us a call if you need help!