The Overlooked and Underestimated
Spring may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean that your landscaping in St. George, Utah, has to come to a close. In fact, it’s just starting! Being a landscaping company in Utah, we have witnessed brutal winters and understand the effect cold weather has on your beautiful plants. Landscapers must take precautionary steps to ensure your landscape stays beautiful and healthy during the winter months. And that preparation starts now. If you want to survive the winter, it’s imperative that you start taking action during the fall.
Here’s what you can do to prepare your landscape for the fall months.
Hoarding Fertilizer and Nutrients
Your plants and foundational grass will need a little extra help in the upcoming months. Typically good landscaping requires 5-6 bags of fertilizer a year. Just make sure that your last bag is used during the fall months so that your landscaping has adequate food during the winter. And while you’re down there this is a great time to provide your roots with a little extra iron and sulfur.
Keep the Birds Coming
Right now your plants need all the help they can get. This is like their last supper before marching off to war. So get some bird feeders up and welcome those feathery creatures into your garden or yard. They will help keep the insect population in check and prevent you from having to spray or dust your plants. It’s a win-win.
It’s best to go ahead and plant cool-season grasses during the fall so when the winter months hit, their roots are fully developed and ready for the winter season. Examples of cool-season grases are fescue and rye.
If you don’t want to start over from scratch with a completely new lawn, over-seeding is an option. This is when you plant grass on top of an existing lawn that may be on it’s way out the door. If your lawn didn’t hold up well this summer, this probably is a good option for you.
We hope that these tips help you to prepare for the upcoming fall months! And if you need help with any landscaping projects in St. George, Utah, feel free to give us a call!