The autumn season brings pumpkin spice lattes, college football and many other fall favorites. While you may be relieved to trade in your flip flops for boots and let the colorful leaves fill your yard, don’t forget that the changing season also demands a few maintenance steps within your landscape. In fact, neglecting your outdoor space could sabotage the hard work you’ve done through the spring and summer if you are not careful.
As the temperatures start to fall, your landscape growth and nutrient demand will also decrease. However, that doesn’t mean that you can just leave it alone. In order to ensure your yard is protected through the winter and vibrant again in the spring, take the following maintenance measures sooner rather than later:
Homeowners pay careful attention to who they hire to decorate or maintain the inside of their home, so it only makes sense that you place equal importance on who you select to work on your outdoor space. In fact, quality landscaping can make a significant impact on the beauty, value and enjoyment of your home. However, not all landscapers are created equal. Here are some things to consider when hiring a professional landscaper so that you get the most out of your investment:
When we consider insects on our lawns, most people only talk of the best ways to get rid of them. While some insects can be harmful to your grass and plants, not all bugs are bad. In fact, there are certain types of insects that can actually help your lawn thrive. Therefore, it is very important that you avoid indiscriminate pesticides, as you don’t want the chemicals to kill the good bugs along with the bad.
Your landscape can be considered in two distinct parts, your front yard and your backyard. Each space can serve different purposes and will thus have unique landscaping needs. Let’s discuss your front yard, as this is the first area of your landscape that visitors see and it needs to achieve certain goals.
Examine your own front yard. Does it meet the following criteria? Or does it need an upgrade?
Welcomes and Accommodates Guests
Your front yard landscape design should set an inviting tone for your guests as well as create a functional space for them to drive, park and walk into your home. This may include a specific turnaround area for cars or a landscape that defines a walkway towards the front door. Gravel, shrubbery and other landscaping materials can help achieve this.