Rake the leaves. Prune trees and shrubs. Clean the yard and outdoor living spaces. Aerate the soil. Feed the lawn. Mulch. Mow one last time. Deadhead perennials. Protect your plants for winter. Plant for spring. Seems easy to get ready for fall cleanup, right?
Are you behind on that list? Most folks are. The truth is, when the growing season slows down and plants begin to go dormant, there’s a whole host of tasks that need to be done before you can rest for winter.
After a long summer of mowing and keeping up with the momentum of growing plants, fall cleanup is usually the last thing on most people’s minds.
For many yards, getting your foliage cleaned up and prepped for a long winter goes a long way towards creating an attractive landscape, even without the blooms and inspiring pops of color we see in the warm months.
Back to Nature can help! When our crews come out, they’re looking holistically across your property to see what needs to be done.Whether you receive recurring landscaping help or are considering having someone out to take some tasks off your hands, we’re ready to assist. We will consider a few options and tailor a plan to fit your needs. These include:
Leaf removal. When we have a chance to come out and rake and remove leaves from a property, the results are usually incredible. Who knew there was such a good looking yard covered up with all those leaves?
Fall pruning. Pruning at the end of the growing season helps give plants the best possible start after dormancy is over. We will also be sure to prune plants from walkways and other spaces that might have overgrown their welcome.
Designing for mulch. In warm months, mulch is an excellent barrier to control moisture and reduce the need to weed. A little time spent mulching can have a huge impact on not only the appearance of your yard, but also make it far more convenient to maintain, whether you’re doing it yourself or utilizing a maintenance plan with us.
Planning for spring. With all these tasks behind you, you can rest easy knowing that you’re ready for spring. All that’s left is to sit back and enjoy your easy-to-maintain space.
If you’re looking to get started with fall cleanup, it’s not too late! Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to schedule some time to prepare your property so that when spring leafs back out, your landscape will be one step ahead of the game.
Don’t forget to ask about snow removal as well! Back to Nature is your four seasons source for expert care in the New River Valley.