It’s finally here in Georgia. Fall was stubborn this year, but the cool crisp air and changing leaves are making an October appearance. Since winter temperatures are just around the corner, it is important to not only enjoy each day of this coveted fall season but also know what tasks we need to perform in our landscape. In fact, proper landscape maintenance this fall can help your outdoor space look its best all year long. Before you carve your pumpkins this fall, consider the following recommendations for your lawn:
Whether you own a retail center, a restaurant or corporate building, the appearance of your commercial landscape can work for or against you. An unkempt or poorly designed landscape can be a quick detour for tenants, customers or even potential employees. One of the most common landscaping mishaps that we see on commercial properties is empty and neglected areas of mulch.
What can a ratty and bare mulch bed offer your business? Not only are you wasting valuable space, but the site can be very unattractive. With no plants and flower to pop through your mulch, the area doesn’t offer any visual appeal and is likely to be full of weeds. Instead of spending your time and money killing weeds out of an empty mulch bed, consider the following ideas to transform this space within your commercial landscape:
A healthy and attractive lawn requires a number of different services and treatments throughout the year. The timing of these lawn maintenance services can be very important. For example, spring is typically the best time to fertilize your grass while late summer can be an optimal time to lay sod. When it comes to the fall season, however, lawn aeration is an excellent choice. Lawn aeration can breathe new life into soil and grass that has been compacted from previous months.
Are you a new homeowner? Congratulations! While the purchase is certainly exciting, the process of getting moved and settled in can be quite overwhelming. Not only does it require a lot of work to get the inside of your home set up, but the outside needs your attention too. In fact, learning how to maintain a brand-new landscape can be difficult. So here are some lawn care tips to help you get started:
Landscapes can include countless varieties and designs of grasses, hardscapes, flowers, plants and trees. However, a common thread in nearly all beautiful and healthy landscapes is mulch. Mulch is the most proven and preferred groundcover material to place around those landscaping features that you want to protect and highlight.
Mulch can include inorganic (plastic, rubber, rocks) or organic materials (wood chips, leaves, pine straw). While the material itself is neutral in color and rather simple, it can provide significant benefits to your landscape – especially if you choose an organic mulch variety. Mulch has the ability to protect your flowers and plants from environmental elements as well as nourish the soil. The benefits of mulch are also aesthetic, as strategically placed mulch can provide definition and stage beauty within a landscape.