Spring and summer are usually thought of as the time for landscaping, what with all of the extra daylight and the general theme of growth. Winter is usually reserved for snow maintenance and preparing for the upcoming growing season, leaving autumn lost in the shuffle. It doesn’t have to be that way, however, as there are many projects to tackle that will make a world of difference when it comes to landscaping. From planting new flowers to getting the grass prepared for the winter or making your own compost for later use, the number of things to be done in the autumn is almost endless. It is something the professionals here at the Parke Company are skilled in, and if any of the following tips sound like something you would like done to your home or business, we can definitely give you a hand.
Out With the Old, in With the New
One of the things you can do to make your landscape ready for autumn is to plant new, appropriately fall flowers. I know what you’re thinking – fall is hardly the time for planting new plants, but there are many species of flowers you can plant to shake things up. For example, perennials such as chrysanthemums, or for something a bit more healthy, echinacea. The kind of plants you are looking for are the ones that can deal with the extreme heat the mid-Tennessee and Nashville areas have, while also being able to survive some of the colder temperatures we see as well. As a bonus, many of these plants come in more autumn-worthy shades, such as purples, yellows, and oranges
Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s
Fall is also the perfect time to take care of those little things that have a way of building up during the year. Trimming the trees, one of the many tree services the Parke Company does, is a great example of something to do in the fall. As we have discussed before, collecting the now falling leaves to start your own compost pile is a great way to prepare for the upcoming spring. The compost, which creates a nutrient-rich additive, will then be used as mulch, which has many uses. Plus, any kind of cement – an area of landscape design that often gets overlooked – could use a look. Before the weather gets colder and the snow and ice take their toll on the ground, look for any kind of nicks, divots, or pot holes to be filled in. These kinds of preventative tasks will make your life a lot easier when the calendar rolls around again.
Fall is the perfect time to get things done around the home, and for one final push to make your lawn look the best it will for several months. The Parke Company is here to help in any way we can, from offering advice about planting new flowers to servicing the trees and bushes on your home or business’s lawn. There’s a lot to be done, and we would love to help you get started.