Though Fall is still six weeks away, now is the time to begin preparing for the season and its impact on your landscape. With that in mind, pin these four priorities to your to-do list.
Around this time of year, I am often asked, “Is it too late to plant? Should we wait until next spring?” There is a misconception that if you do any planting in the fall, there will not be enough time for the plants to establish and they will suffer.
In fact, fall is considered the best time for planting. Here’s why:
Soil endures significant environmental stresses: periods of heavy rain, punctuated by prolonged dry spells, among other fluctuations that generate plenty of energy within the turf. One of the effects is a rising risk of fungal diseases descending on your lawn.
To combat that threat, between now and Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to begin your seeding project. Note: a 21-day growth period from germination to full growth is normal, after which you can mow for the first time.
Despite a recent surge in heat and humidity, we have had a few hints of the fall season coming up on us. That raises a question: what does a proactive landscaping approach look like this time of year?
The answer: plant large trees and evergreens.
We have experienced some major environmental stresses on soil this season: heavy rains during spring and early summer, then