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4 Fall Landscaping Tips

November 5th, 2013 Seasonal

Fall is a time for colorful foliage, pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. However, homeowners also associate this season with landscaping, and for good reason. The flowers and shrubs that bloomed throughout the spring and summer might start withering. As a result, a little work needs to be done around the yard for fall. Here are some tips you can take into account as a homeowner to ensure that your yard is spectacular leading up to winter.

1. Fertilize accordingly
Until temperatures begin to dip below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, your lawn is going to keep growing at a fast pace, according to This Old House magazine. This gives you a reason to fertilize and feed it - your grass will stay greener for longer and come back strong next season.

2. Invest in evergreens
Better Homes and Gardens magazine recommended looking for evergreens to place throughout your yard. This can help you add some fall color to your lawn and make it feel more like autumn around your house.

3. Remove dead plants and refresh
Some of your spring and summer plants are likely going to wither and die with the cooler temperatures. House Logic stated that it's best to remove them, then plant them with hardier shrubs and flowers that can withstand the temperatures of fall. 

4. Use mulch
Fall is an ideal time to invest in mulch for your yard. This can keep the roots of your existing plants safe and moist as the weather begins to change. Just make sure you invest in fresh mulch rather than free, used mulch, which can potentially harbor disease that can impact your plants.

Whether you're interested in making your lawn more colorful for fall or simply sprucing it up, these key tips can help you achieve your landscaping goals.