When it comes to landscaping, the Spring Season is usually the time homeowners get out to work in their yard. With cleanups, weeding, edging, and mulching, springtime is crucial. Everyone desires to have a beautiful, clean landscape for the summer season, but during the Fall, it’s a good time to clean-up the yard before winter sets in.
Here are some tips on how to landscape and clean-up your yard in the Fall season.
Cleaning Up Your Yard
As we get into the Fall season, you’ll start to notice leaves falling from your trees as the nights get cooler in temperature. It’s important to rake these leaves up and bag them for later use. You have the option of leaving them out for pick-up, or you can use leaves as mulch for gardens later next season once they dry-up. As you clean further, you should be weeding your flower beds as well. A fall clean-up is crucial for the health of your yard.
Planting Shrubs and Trees
Fall is actually a great time to plant trees and shrubs. In the winter season, trees and shrubs go dormant, so this time of the year is perfect for planting. They will have far less stress on their growth, and they will be well-prepared for the summer drought the following year. At Cold Stream Farm, we have a plethora of trees and shrubs for you to choose from at our farm in Michigan.
Pruning and Mulching
Fall pruning is beneficial for trees and shrubs. Remove dead or dying branches and cut back some plants that are overgrowing. Many people will tell you to mulch during the springtime. While this is very important, it’s also a good idea to mulch in the fall season after a long summer. The mulch will be dried out having only a thin layer. If you mulch again, this will help protect tender roots from cold temperatures of the winter.
We encourage you to get out this Fall season to landscape your property. You won’t need to spend as much time as you would during the spring, but you should maintain the necessary places around your yard. If you’re looking for trees and shrubs to plant this fall, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Cold Stream Farm at (231) 464-5809 today or visit us online for more information!