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Seven Common Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid This Fall

Posted on September 25th, 2018

Seven Common Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid This Fall


As Austin’s lawn care experts, we see a lot of landscaping mistakes that people make during the fall. The most common is that your landscaping needs less attention than during the spring and summer. However, this could not be further from the truth. Taking care of your landscaping during the fall will help ensure that when spring and summer comes, your yard and plants are healthy, your hardscaping is in good condition, and you have less on your to-do list. Here are some of the most common landscaping mistakes to avoid making this fall: 

Not Fertilizing Your Lawn

Even though Fall is when our lawns begin to go dormant, that doesn’t mean they don’t still need care. Regular fertilizer will help keep the grass strong and healthy to get through the winter time. It will also help avoid developing any dead patches. Fertilizing in the fall is the best way to ensure that your grass is bright and healthy come next springtime.

Not Still Having Your Lawn Mowed

The same is true with mowing as it is with fertilizing. Even though your grass doesn’t grow at the same pace, regular mowing in the fall will keep your yard looking nice. It will also keep your grass strong and healthy.

Not Planting New Plants

Fall is a great time to plant. If you want spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, and crocuses, they need to be planted in the fall. Furthermore, a lot of people don’t know this but fall is the perfect time to plant any trees or shrubbery. Don’t miss the opportunity to add some landscaping you’ll be able to enjoy come spring.

Not Laying Mulch

Fall is also the perfect time to add new mulch to your garden. It will highlight your fall plants and keep your beds looking clean throughout the winter. Plus, mulching your beds will add insulation and protect the roots your perennials against the winter cold.

Not Upgrading Your Hardscaping

Fall is also a great time of year to add hardscaping. Features like patios, walkways, and brick bed liners and walls, can really add beauty and interest to your yard. Fall is the perfect time to add these features because you won’t disturb your beds and they’ll be ready to be enjoyed in the springtime.

Not Raking

Sure, fall leaves can be beautiful scattered across your lawn. However, they can cause a lot of problems if they aren’t cleaned up. Fallen leaves can cause rot and attract unwanted pests. They can also cause a slipping hazard if left on walkways, patios, and driveways. It’s especially important to keep your shared spaces like sidewalks free so your neighbors don’t slip.

Not Calling An Expert

Expert landscapers are trained and certified. We know exactly what to do in the fall to keep your landscaping looking great Not only will you save time, but you’ll always have a beautiful yard to come home to every day.

These common landscaping mistakes can all be avoided when you work with a professional landscaping service like 512 Landscaping in Austin. We know exactly how to keep Austin landscaping healthy and attractive all year long. Contact us today to learn more and for a free cost estimate.


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