Early fall is an opportune time to have Gerbert & Sons perform an overall review to prepare your landscape for the upcoming change of seasons. Our goal is to ensure your property remains healthy and vibrant as the weather turns colder, and is ready to come back strong with the renewal of spring.
Care of Existing Plantings and Adding New Color
Autumn’s cooler weather is ideal for attending to your perennials before the harsh winter weather is upon them. For many species, dividing and transplanting now allows them room to expand and increase their presence throughout your property. Special attention should be given to roses and their appropriate pruning and fertilization, resulting in beautiful, plentiful blooms with the return of warm weather. To prevent winter burn to your ornamental trees and shrubs, an application of organic spray may be recommended to maintain their health by conserving moisture throughout the harsh, dry conditions ahead.
Ahead of the threat of frost and after the heat of summer, consider adding new shrubs or trees that will enhance your yard’s curb appeal and increase winter interest, from shrubs with bright berries to trees with various colors and patterns of bark. Enhance the beauty around your property with the addition of the warm fall colors of chrysanthemums, asters, and ornamental kales. Update your container gardens to reflect the palette of the new season with hardy, cold resistant options, keeping the beauty of nature alive as long as possible. Planting daffodil, crocus, or tulip bulbs in fall will result in a colorful and joyful display to welcome the return of spring.
Ready Your Lawn for Winter
Before the leaves start flying, have our experts assess and prepare your lawn for the challenges of winter ahead. Attention in the fall is essential to keep your grass healthy and resilient, returning green and lush with next year’s warm weather. Soil testing and amendment with our organic fertilizers as indicated will keep the roots nourished and strong. Thatching and aeration are crucial steps to allow the roots to absorb these valuable nutrients, and for new grass to take hold should overseeding be recommended. Any low areas that allow water to pool around your yard should be corrected to prevent further damage.
Call (203) 324-3817 to have the professionals at Gerbert & Sons review and ready your property before the cold weather settles in.