Planning Your Fall Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance Tasks

We're still enjoying the beautiful summer months, but it won't be long before we're pulling on hoodies and jackets and sitting around the firepit drinking hot cocoa or cider. Yes, you heard it, fall will soon be on its way. While it's not quite time to give up the swim trunks and flip flops, it's not a bad idea to start planning your fall landscaping and lawn maintenance tasks. Here are a handful of things to think about before fall arrives.

Fertilize Lawn for Next Spring
Fall is the best time to plan for the coming spring. It's a great time to determine pH and nutrients in your soil, and determine what needs to be done to ensure your lawn is ready for the cold season ahead. Healthy soil plays such an important part in the success of your landscape. Schedule to have a professional landscaper test your soil, aerate and seed your lawn to prepare for Spring, especially the areas that have been overly used throughout the summer and are struggling.

Plant Fall Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, and Plants
Some landscaping plants germinate better in the cooler months of fall. Knowing which plants to incorporate into your landscaping in the fall season will keep your lawn looking great throughout even the cool season. The experts at Paradise Landscaping specialize in horticulture, so we can help you choose visually pleasing plants to put into your landscaping that will thrive this fall. Fall is also the best time to reseed your lawn to ensure a healthy lush green lawn next spring.

Schedule Routine Leaf Removal
As the season starts to change, the trees in your lawn will begin losing their leaves. Those leaves will undoubtedly cover your lawn. Not only are they an eyesore compared to your well-maintained landscaping, but leaving them unmanaged can have an unhealthy effect on your lawn. If the leaves are covering your lawn and preventing light from getting to the soil, this could kill the grass, and create a breeding ground for fungal diseases and harmful pests. Make sure to schedule routine leaf removal services now to ensure you're covered for this fall.

Pool Maintenance and Winterization
The temperatures will be getting cooler before we know it, meaning you won't be spending as much time cooling off in the pool. Besides needing someone to routinely clean the falling leaves out of your pool, now is a good time to reach out to an expert pool maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks to schedule an appointment to close and winterize your pool for the season. By having a professional pool expert winterize your pool instead of doing it yourself, you'll avoid any potential damage to your pool or equipment from incorrectly winterizing it.

Winterize the Irrigation System
While it's still important to continue to water your lawn through the fall, you'll likely not need to do so nearly as often. If you have an irrigation system, this makes changing your watering schedule much easier. It also means that you need to contact your landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine when they need to come out to winterize your irrigation system. Not having your irrigation system properly winterized can cause some very expensive maintenance issues when the temperatures drop to a freezing point.

By scheduling these tasks now with the best landscaping company at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll guarantee a spot in our books for the busy upcoming fall season. Remember that maintaining your landscaping even in the fall and winter months is essential to keep your lawn looking it's best all year round. So don't wait until the last minute to get these needed upcoming appointments scheduled - call Paradise Landscaping at 573-964-6515 today!

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  1. Great tips for efficient irrigation management. Troubleshooting problems with your system is also crucial: observe the throw of sprinkler heads while they're running--a long distance can be affected by wind patterns and change the intended coverage of the heads; evaluate the head-to-head spacing to determine gaps or areas of over-watering; check the controllers to ensure the timers are set properly; etc.


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