5 ways to make your Mobile, Alabama lawn & landscape thrive this fall

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It is officially fall.  With the seasons changing, there are a few outdoor to-do items that should be completed within the next month.

Decorate your outdoor space by planting fall annuals. 

Common plants that will dress up your front door, patio or balcony are Strawflower, Mums, Pansies, and Violas.

Don’t stop there! Check out this link for more information on Fall Container Gardening Ideas.  We listed 29 plant options that thrive in Mobile and are easy to incorporate into your outdoor space as well as container options.

Plant and nurture new trees, shrubs and bulbs.

Water in new or relocated plantings regular.  This includes any trees and shrubs that have been planted in the last year as well as grass see.  Don’t rely on the irrigation system or Mother Natur.  Observe your new plants or transplants daily for signs of wilting.

September-November is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.  Transplant (relocate) deciduous trees after their leaves have dropped.  Bulbs must be planted in the fall for them to develop over winter and pop up in the spring.

You can find more ideas on Fall Plantings for a Beautiful Spring Mobile, Alabama Landscape here!

Prepare trees & shrubs for success.

Before the deciduous plants lose their leaves is a great time to see dead limbs and remove them with ease.  It’s much harder to do when the leaves drop, so the timing is critical.  Stake leaning or immature trees if needed.  you won’t want to lose them them in the race case of a winter storm.

Fertilizing your prized trees and shrubs provides many benefits such as increased resistance to disease.  Increased ability to ward off insects and improved flowering or growth.  In October/November, Chad’s Landscape technicians can administer liquid fertilizer directly into the roots so that it can be easily absorbed and put to work immediately to increase roots health.

Help your gardening beds get ready for the cold weather.

Apply an extra layer of mulch around plants that are sensitive to cold weather or young.  This will keep the insulated throughout the winter.  Re-establish the shovel edge around the beds.  The turf side should be a 90 degree angle and a more rounded 45 degree bed angle.

Keep the leaves & weeds cleaned out of the beds and prepare to cut back the ornamental grasses. Typically we cut back the large ornamental grasses in the fall and leave the smaller ones to add texture to the landscape during the bleak, winter months.

 

Continue to maintain your lawn.

Grass should still be cut while it’s growing.  Keep your lawn clear of leaves by blowing them into the woods or having them vacuumed or

bagged up.  Apply a high nitrogen fertilizer to enhance root growth.  This will be a strong defense system for your lawn as it heads into the cold winter season.

Keep in mind.

As you are dabbling in your yard, remember to review and evaluate what worked in your landscaping this year.  Jot down some notes about the performance of your spring annuals including their location and size.  Tak lots of photos so when spring comes you have something to reflect on.

We’d love the opportunity to who you what we’re all about and help you check a few of these items off your list.  If you’re ready to learn more about how your property can benefit from Chad’s Landscape Management.

Get started today and give us a call at (251) 391-4936.

 

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