Throughout the spring, summer, and even fall months, lawn care and landscaping tasks are in full swing. Whether you take on these tasks yourself or hire a professional, your lawn and landscape are frequently receiving attention. But the one season where you don't have anything to do for your lawn and landscape is on its way - winter. And here in Macomb, MI, we have long winters. So, what should you do with all of your extra free time?
There actually are some things you can do during the downtime to improve the health of your plants and grass. You can address any prep work that needs to be done between now and winter so that your lawn can withstand the low temperatures. The same goes for planning your landscaping projects; planning and redesigning your landscape beds takes time. But if you begin collaborating with a landscape professional now, you'll be further ahead in the spring.
The secret to healthy lawns in the spring is prep work like aeration, overseeding, and weed control.
Prepare your lawn now so you won't encounter any unpleasant surprises in the spring. While it's tempting to break from lawn care and landscaping during the fall, winter is when most lawns and plants go into dormancy. So, your grass and plant beds will need to be prepared for winter.
Here are some fall prep work activities you can schedule with your lawn care professional:
- Aeration - Aerating your lawn in the fall loosens your soil before temperatures drop.
- Overseeding - Spreading new grass seed on your lawn helps maintain a greener turf through winter.
- Fall fertilizer - Fertilizing your lawn and landscape bed now prepares your grass and plants for the cool weather ahead.
- Weed control - Addressing any wayward weeds now prevents your grass and plants from competing for nutrients during the winter.
Plan your spring landscape bed and design projects now!
It's often easy to overlook the time and energy to plan new landscaping projects or address existing landscape bed issues. So, while you have the extra downtime, now is the time to plan your spring landscaping projects. These items include:
- Adding new annuals - You can begin planning new annuals for the spring with your landscape design team.
- Ground cover - If you're considering adding a new covering to your landscape beds, winter is a great time to get on a professional's spring calendar.
- Adding new landscape beds - If you decide your property could use more landscaping beds in the future, the coming months are a great time for planning.
- Redesigning your landscape beds - Something as simple as changing the location of your landscape beds can do wonders for your property; wintertime is excellent for planning these types of changes.
The winter months are great to begin collaborating with a professional or booking time on their spring calendar. Whether you use this time to plan designs with your landscape professional or just book time for later, the key is starting now.
You can work with a professional design team like ours to get fresh ideas for your new project.
Use the coming months to tackle fall prep work and plan spring landscape projects. We can help, call us today!
Some see late fall and winter as a time to relax and pause lawn care until spring arrives. But it's best to use this time to prepare for the months ahead by handling tasks such as aeration, overseeding, fertilizer, and weed control now rather than trying to catch up in the spring. Likewise, winter is the perfect time to plan those spring landscaping projects you've always dreamt of carrying out.
We've been helping property owners in Macomb, Chesterfield, Shelby, and nearby areas in Michigan since 2014, and can help you too. Tomorrow's healthy lawn and landscape beds start today. So, get on our calendar now, and let's get started. Call us today at (586) 200-0855 to schedule a consultation.