Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Plan your Backyard Makeover!

It’s hard to imagine that summer is over.  The leaves are falling and the air is colder, meaning it will be months before we get out to enjoy our backyards again.  If bidding adieu to your outdoor space until next spring doesn’t make you just a little bit sad, perhaps it’s time to consider a landscape makeover to turn your property into your own summer oasis by next year.

Fall is the perfect time to plan and execute a backyard makeover:

  1. You are using your outdoor space less, so landscapers won’t be in the way of your day to day life.
  2. Landscape professionals are generally less busy in the fall and early winter, so you may have more success with availability than you would in the summer months.
  3. Many bulbs and plants require planting in fall in order to flower in spring – allowing you to have colour and vitality in your gardens from the very beginning of the season.
  4. Complete stonework, retaining walls and structures with plenty of time to allow grass and greenery to grow.

How do I plan my revitalized yard space?

In order to design the perfect outdoor entertainment area, it’s important to think about how you would like to use your yard.  Do you like to have friends over in the afternoons for barbeques, or for late-night cocktails on the patio?  Do you have small children who need space to play, or pets who may damage grass and foliage?  Are you looking for a water feature for ambience or a fire table for sipping hot cocoa on a cool evening?  All of these are important considerations that help to shape the look and feel you are after for your yard.

Armed with your ideas and our expertise, we can help you to design the ideal space to entertain, relax in and enjoy.  We will advise you on feature placement and materials, plant choices and irrigation systems to ensure that your final product is everything you wanted- and more.

Get ready for spring by planning your backyard getaway this fall!  Give us a call to book your free consultation.

Fall Landscaping Tips

The lazy days of summer aren’t quite over yet, but now is a good time to start thinking about your fall maintenance routine.  Getting a jump on your landscaping is a great way to ensure that you have a lush, healthy yard when spring finally comes back around.

Get rid of any weeds

If you haven’t managed to rid your lawn and garden of pesky weeds this summer, now is the time to get serious about weed control.  Leaving these intrusive invaders to flourish in the spring could choke out your grass and other plants before they get a chance to really thrive.

Remove dead leaves and debris from your lawn

Be sure to give your yard a thorough raking before the snow flies.  This ensures that any debris and dead leaves are not left under a layer of snow, inviting insects, rot and bare patches in the spring.

Over seed your grass

Eliminate unsightly thin areas and reduce weeds by over seeding your lawn in the fall.  This step will help you achieve a thick, green yard when spring time arrives.  Adding a layer of seed over your entire lawn will allow fresh grass to pop up as soon as the snow disappears.

Plant bulbs

Fall is the perfect time to plant or move perennials.  Whether you are looking to add some daffodils to your flower garden, or split some of your hostas to spread around the yard, it’s a good idea to get these tasks completed before the cold, wet weather hits.  Allowing the roots to get nestled in the warm ground before the frost arrives is key to having beautiful, healthy plants in the spring.

Hire a pro

Not sure you’re up to the challenge of prepping your yard for winter?  What better way to ensure your lawn and gardens survive the cold weather than to have a professional maintenance service each fall.  Our team can provide a one-time visit that will help protect and beautify your yard for the season ahead.  Leave the raking, weeding and over-seeding to us to guarantee great results next spring!