VIRGINIA LANDSCAPE CO. BLOG

FALL LANDSCAPE CLEANUP & MAINTENANCE

 

The best way to ensure your landscape looks its best next spring is to put in the proper preparation this fall.  There are a number of cleanup and maintenance chores that should be done before winter and will result in a healthy vigorous landscape when the gardens come out of dormancy in March.  Virginia Landscape Co. can help!  The following are some of the key landscape management activities we can handle to prepare your home for next year.

  • Gutter Cleanout

    If you are putting up outdoor lights, that is a great time to clean out the gutters to prevent winter ice dams.

  • Store Outdoor Items

    We can move all the summer tools and outdoor furnishings to storage for the winter months.

  • Till Vegetable Gardens

    Once you’ve completed your final harvest, pull out plants and till the bed. If you have a compost pile you can add old vegetable plants to better nurture the soil for planting next spring.

  • Shrubs & Hedges

    Some plants to do better when planted in autumn. Now is the best time to get new shrubs and spring bulbs like Hyacinth in ground. You can also maintain some color in your yard with Fall annuals like pansies.

  • Divide Perennials & Plant Annuals

    If you had a successful growing season for perennials, divide them up so other beds will also do well. Take extra care with sensitive perennials, shrubs and roses by adding mulch and cloth barriers to prevent freezing.

  • Clear Debris

    Fallen leaves and weeds attract pests to settle in for winter. Leaves can also kill grass if they’re left to sit, which is why raking leaves and removing deciduous branches is so important. You’ll need to clear out flower beds to keep unwanted critters at bay. Rose foliage in particular can foster diseases over a long winter.

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