It’s That Time Again…Fall Maintenance & Clean Up!

 In Lawn Care, Property Management

Fall has arrived…the leaves are turning and trees will be bare soon. As we mentioned last month, that’s the sign to get your clean up done and prepare for winter. Before the cold weather and first snowfall arrives, trees and plants need to be protected. Winterizing plus the right preparation will keep your lawn, yard, and garden healthy. It also saves time and energy, so when spring begins everything will look amazing. Fall maintenance can seem daunting, but most of it actually involves simple prep work and cleaning. Use these tips as your Fall Maintenance “To-Do” List and your property will be ready for the changing seasons. And for planters, the varieties available this time of year are so vibrant from hardy chrysanthemums, marigolds, ornamental peppers, cabbage and kale plantings. They can add color anywhere around your home and landscape. Lastly, the holiday season is almost here. Reach out and let us know how we can help you!

Your Complete Fall “To-Do” List

Clean Out Debris

Fallen leaves and weeds are the perfect place for insects to settle for the winter. Clear flower beds and don’t forget to check for leaves and debris in the gutters to ensure proper drainage.

Clear the Vegetable Garden

Pull out any old vegetable plants and remove debris. If you compost, now is the time to add a layer to help nurture the soil for planting next spring.Pull out any old vegetable plants and remove debris. If you compost, now is the time to add a layer to help nurture the soil for planting next spring.

Trim & Prune

Cut and trim dead, damaged, or diseased branches, and prune any that are hanging low. You don’t want  branches breaking and falling when the snow arrives.

Fertilize & Mow the Lawn

Give your lawn the nutrients it needs to survive winter. Add a fall fertilizer to encourage root growth. And a final mowing will help the soil dry out quickly for spring.

Rake & Mulch

Fallen leaves left unattended can suffocate the grass. Rake shred, and use them as a boost of nutrients to mulch young trees, shrubs, and flower beds to help with weed control, and keep roots warm.

Plant Bulbs Now

Some plants do best when planted in the fall. If you want to add new shrubs or spring bulbs like hyacinth, now is the time to get them in the ground. Fall annuals such as pansies are also a great addition to keep some color on your property as other plants are dormant.

Planters Are Always a Good Idea

In Autumn, when there is so much beautiful color, adding them to a doorway, entrance or walkway is the ideal way to brighten up any part of your property. And the more the better!

Holiday Preparation

It’s that time of preparation. Town & Country can help with all your holiday lighting, decoration and planter needs. And, it’s not too early to book your snow plowing. We are happy to discuss your needs and explain how our services can help make your holidays and winter stress free. Reach out to begin a conversation today with Kevin at (203) 622-6070.