Now that the Fall season has arrived, experts recommend that you begin to start a few maintenance procedures around your home. After all, with the agreeable weather, fall is the best time to start cleaning or replacing your roof, siding, or even your windows. However, these aren’t the only areas you should focus on when maintaining your home for the fall. In fact, landscape services also recommend that you start maintaining your backyard as well. When you’re maintaining your backyard, however, there are a few mistakes that you need to avoid making as well, such as:
Failing to Mulch
Often, when homeowners hear the world “mulch”, some automatically assume that it’s something that should only be used in the spring season. What some fail to realize, however, is that the fall is also the best time to get this done. This is because a fresh coat of mulch in the fall can not only improve the way your yard looks but their insulating capabilities also mean that they can provide an additional layer of protection once the temperatures begin to drop, reducing the chances of winter weeds from growing.
Not Trimming the Perennials and Ornamental Grasses
Since you’re already maintaining your backyard for the season, outdoor living contractors also recommend that you trim back your perennials and ornamental grasses. While it’s true that they’re relatively low maintenance, they can die as the temperatures drop, causing them to break off and blow around all winter. By having them trimmed in the fall, you can reduce the mess that they’ll make in the winter season.
Not Cleaning the Leaves
Fallen leaves are a common problem during this time of the year and as such, cleaning them up should be high on your list of priorities when maintaining the backyard for the season. Not only because they’ll be blowing around all winter if you leave them unattended but because they can also cause problems for your grass. In fact, if you intend to perform aeration and overseeding in the fall, the fallen leaves can prevent the new grass from growing properly. Apart from that, by cleaning the leaves, you can also prevent pests like ticks and rodents from nesting in your landscaping beds.
Planning to have your backyard maintained this fall? Don’t hesitate to turn to Backyard Reflections. When it comes to lighting design landscape and construction services, we are the number one pros to turn to and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (218) 454-1065 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation from us today!