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Fall Landscaping Suggestions: How You Can Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

Fall Landscaping Suggestions: How you can Prepare Your Lawn for Winter
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Fall landscaping jobs are a chance to prepare your Charleston home for winter, and to shield that curb appeal you have worked all summer long to develop. So grab your lawn maintenance tools, pull on some gloves, and prepare yourself to mulch, prune, and plant prior to the cold ocean winds and icy conditions ruin all your hard work.

Spread Mulch

Autumn mulching is better for the plants compared to springtime mulching,” states Paul Porter, owner of The Porter Hayes Landscaping of Charleston, SC. “It aids to protect the plant roots from frost and also aids to maintain wetness during a cool as well as dry winter season.”

Spread 2 to 3 inches of fresh mulch around bushes as well as trees. Porter warns property owners in Charleston to avoid using cost-free mulch from metropolitan piles, which typically include disease spores and bugs; instead, get hardwood shredded mulch from home and garden centers, he claims.

“Low-cost, unloaded mulch generally is made from trees that have died from disease,” Porter claims. “Numerous conditions will remain in the mulch, like leaf spots and also pine bark borers. You do not want ground-up infected plants around your landscape design.”

Remove The Dead And Dying

Fall isn’t really the moment to prune, because that urges development when healthy plants must stay dormant. But do not shelve your shears as well as loppers yet. Autumn is the time to neaten your Charleston landscadping design prior to placing it to bed for the winter season.

  • Deadhead blooms that are past their prime, and cut back dead and also desiccated ornamental grass and perennials.
  • Gently trim dead as well as dying branches from bushes and also trees. Thoroughly eliminate dried out blooms from hydrangea, yet don’t get rid of dead-looking stalks, where new buds will certainly develop in springtime.
  • After the very first frost, cut down tea roses to about a 3rd of their elevation.

Wrap Delicate Shrubs

Heavy snow, ice, and high winds could dry and divide your fragile and expensive shrubs. To shield your landscape design from the winter elements:

  • Hide tiny plants under overturned plastic pots or buckets.
  • Wrap shrubs, such as boxwoods, in burlap.
  • Surround prone trees with shredded leaves.

Make The Most Of Fall Sales

Early fall until the ground ices up is a good time to plant trees as well as hedges. Not just do cooler weather and fall rainfall placed much less tension on young landscape design plants, baby rooms frequently have sales to empty their shelves prior to winter.

Porter Hayes Landscaping in Charleston would love to assist you with your lawn preparation or planning of new trees. Give us a call today to schedule a convenient time to come to your home for a fall review.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419