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August 6, 2014

Landscaping: Autumn Do’s & Don’ts


As the weather changes from sunshine and greenery to colorful leaves on the trees it is important to follow a few do’s and don’ts when prepping your landscape for the winter ahead. A little attention to your landscape in the fall can make it look great the rest of the year.

DON’T: Leave weeds or dead plants in your beds. Most weeds and leaves do not decompose in the winter and will shelter pests until the spring season.

DON’T: Forget  your 4th treatment application. Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen your plants’ and lawn’s roots, giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring.

DON’T: Overwater plants and evergreens in the early autumn. Wait until late fall when the deciduous trees have dropped their leaves to give a deep watering.

DO: Winterize your irrigation system. A good time to schedule this is in October before the first freeze.

DO: Renew the mulch in beds and around trees. Don’t forget to mention to your landscaper to add mulch because it protects your landscape from hard freezes.

DO: Request to have your lawn dethatched and aerated  in early fall. Before dethatching, mow a little shorter than normal. Also, you’ll achieve better results if you do it after a light rain or watering.

DO: Contact Continuum Services for all your commercial and estate residential exterior landscaping needs this fall at 248.286.5200 or info@continuumservices.com.