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7 Landscaping Tips for Fall

Why do we love fall? It’s a great season to gather with friends and family! So many people stop by our homes during the fall. Everyone from trick-or-treaters for Halloween, to friends for football parties, and to family for dinners. Nothing says welcome more than a warm, inviting curb appeal. Follow these simple tips to spruce up your landscaping for fall. Not only will it make your home look terrific right now, but it will also prepare your yard for a beautiful spring.

Fall Landscaping Tips:

1. Clean up leaves - Nothing like stating the obvious, but sometimes we need a little reminder! Leaving a layer of leaves on your lawn may suffocate the grass and create a breeding ground for diseases. Also, be sure to clear out the gutters as well because clogged gutters can cause water damage to your home.

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2. Lay rock - With the fall season, comes lots of rain. If you have muddy driveways, use our aggregate construction rock. If you have low-maintenance landscaping features, use our decorative rock. We have a wide variety of shapes and sizes of rock to fit your needs. Check out our ROCKTOBER sales event!

3. Control weeds - Fall is an excellent time to control weeds. If you do it now, you will have fewer weeds next season! Treating weeds now, before the leaves bury them, will be best for your lawn. To find out more about weed control, read this article in the Lincoln Journal Star.

4. Tend to trees- The best place to start is by removing any dead, diseased, or damaged limbs, which will protect from spreading diseases or falling branches. Be sure to give trees a deep watering after the leaves have fallen and before the ground freezes. And did you know? Fall is also a great time for planting trees, too!

5. Touch up the mulch - Laying mulch in the fall is beneficial because it protects plant roots from the cold temperatures of winter and reduces moisture loss. It is best to apply layers of mulch 2-3 inches deep.

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6. Seed and fertilize the lawn - There are several advantages to planting cool-season grasses. In early autumn, the soil is still warm from the summer months. Additionally, the moderate day temperatures and cool evenings encourage fast germination and establish newly sown grass seeds.

7. Decorate - Autumn landscaping can be fun to experiment with the festive decor of pumpkins, scarecrows, and wreaths. We’re loving this cozy selection of porch decor from County Living as fall inspiration.

Photo: Liz Marie Blog

We hope that you are enjoying fall as much as we do at GE Landscape Supply! If you have questions, contact Ben or Nick at (402) 467-1627 to create your perfect fall landscape. Have a fall yard that is picture-worthy? Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Published: October 10, 2018