With the winds of autumn approaching quickly, now is the ideal time to prepare your lawn and landscaping for winter. After all, the work that you do today can help to assure that your backyard and gardens are healthy and ready to grow next spring.
Cutting Your Grass
To keep your lawn healthy and looking terrific, avoid cutting over a third of the length of the grass per mowing. Doing so helps you to prevent damage to the blades of grass. For best results, follow a mowing schedule that keeps your lawn at an optimal length through all seasons.
Fertilizing Your Lawn
Fertilization plays a significant role in the health and beauty of your lawn. When preparing your gardens for the rigors of winter, choosing a fertilizer high in phosphorous content helps stimulate deeper, healthier roots. In springtime, you will be happy that you did!
Many people believe that during the winter months, lawns and grass die naturally. However, this is a common misconception. Turf, much like other plants, falls dormant during winter seasons. During the idle growing time, grass still needs water to survive. Ideally, rain helps to provide the water grass needs to live through the winter. In some cases, you might need to water. If you need to water, be sure to check local watering guidelines with your water supplier to assure compliance with their codes.
Recommended Fall Lawncare
It's essential to keep in mind that every lawn is different, so recommended care tasks can vary. However, here is a general guideline for fall lawn care. Aim to water your grass for 15 to 20 minutes two or three times per week. As winter draws near, reduce to once weekly.
One way to assure that your backyard and lawn gets appropriately watered is by installing a sprinkler system on your property. Sprinklers remove the guesswork, by watering on an optimized schedule. The ideal time to water is early morning. During the day, water can evaporate. In the evening, it can contribute to rot or fungus growing.
(If you don't have a sprinkler system on your property, you can learn more about having one installed by speaking with a landscaping company.)
To keep shrubs and trees healthy, they should get deep root watered once weekly. By doing so, these plants cultivate a more robust root system that supports thriving growth. To avoid damaging plants, never water the leaves. Sunshine, water, and delicate plant leaves don't mix well.
To maintain your greens without worry or hassle, choosing a landscaping company is a wise decision. Cut-N-Edge Lawn & Landscape works with clients throughout the Rockwall, Texas area to help them keep the grounds around their residence, business, or commercial properties healthy and welcoming.