Seasonal changes affect your outdoor area more than anything else, and It is important to prepare your yard or garden for the new season. Here are some tips and tricks on how to manage good plant and lawn care for the changing weather.
See what you’re working with
Plant and lawn care starts with observation. As most plans tend to go dormant during colder seasons like winter and fall, what you want to do at this time is to prepare your plants for the next spring season. Before you start doing anything else, take a walk around your garden and look at how your lawn and plants did over the summer. See what plants are thriving and healthy, and take note of the ones that did not make it through the season. Check for any diseased plants that need to be removed. Assess the damage and see which parts of your lawn and plants need some extra TLC.
Prepare your soil for the next seasons
Lawn and plant care doesn’t end with the green parts. In order to keep your plants and lawn healthy during warmer seasons, you need to prepare your soil. Do weeding and divide overgrown plants. Amend the bare spots by adding mulch. Tend to your soil by adding compost and peat moss to replenish it for better spring growth, and also make sure your compost is evenly distributed by using the right gardening tools.
Learn about your lawn and plants
As different types of lawn need different tending routines, first you will need to find more information about what type of lawn you have to care for. In most cases, the best time to sow is within the first 6 weeks; this will give the lawn time to build roots before the cold hits. Another important thing to remember is to use all-natural fertilizers, and figure out how much you need to use for your lawn-type.
For plants, it is best to remove annual plants and give the soil some time to breath and renew itself. You can save the seeds from the removed plants and always plant them again when the right time comes for them to grow.
Keep the birds coming
Insects might make your life a lot harder when it comes to lawn and plant care. Having birds visit your backyard could be a great way to get rid of insects without spending too much money on chemicals to spray or dust your yard with. Having a small feeder installed for them can go a long way, and will save you some money on pesticides.
If you’re still unsure about what to do before the cold really hits and don’t want to be unprepared, give us a call! We’re more than happy to help and care for your lawn and plants.