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‘Falling’ Into Landscaping…

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Landscaping in September

Landscaping in the Fall is a must! It is September, and it is that time of year to start thinking about how to prepare your lawn for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. In fact, there are various landscaping tasks you can do in September that will reduce the chances of damages later. In addition, landscaping needs in September are endless, and this time of year is the most effective for planting, cultivating, fertilizing, and pest control.

September is great for lawn repair because of weather-warmer soils, bright sunshine, yet cooler nights. Warmer soils make it easier to add seeedlings, and to cultivate plants and brush. Additionally, September brings moderately wet, yet still warmer afternoons, so this is ideal for aerating the lawn before planting seeds or adding fertilizer. Most importantly, Heartwoods Landscaping can help you with all of your fall maintenance needs.

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Aerating, Seeding, and Fertilizing

Why is aerating, seeding, and fertilizing important when maintaining a yard? To start, aerating your lawn reduces thatch, improves drainage, and loosens soil. It is imperative to get rid of excessive thatch as it can have detrimental effects on the turf. According to Penn State, “Extensive root development often occurs in thick thatch layers [and] these root systems are vulnerable to desiccation [;in addition,]excess thatch can increase pest problems by harboring large populations of disease-causing organisms and insects.” In other words, aerating is necessary to keep your yard healthy and prepare it for the upcoming months. Before you fertilize and plant seeds, aerate your yard to make things easier.

Fertilizing is equally important. If you want a healthy yard in the spring, be sure to fertilize your grass in the early fall to ensure that it receives all of the nutrients it needs. Furthermore, seeding is also necessary to sustain a healthy yard during the late fall, and winter months. Over seeding will not only help your yard ‘look’ better come spring, but it will keep those weeds away! Seeding in the fall repairs those dead patches that have formed. Therefore, this lessens the amount of weeds that can form in the soil.

Ultimately, landscaping in the fall is vital. Do you want to hear the best news? We at Heartwoods Landscaping can help with all of your fall cleanup needs! Please contact us at 309-360-4224 and check out our contact page.

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