Each year when fall rolls around and the leaves start to turn, it’s time to start preparing your yard for the winter ahead. Read on for the most important tasks you need to take care of this season.
Prune Your Trees
Fall is the time to trim back your trees to get them ready to flourish in the spring. Watch out for any signs of boring insects, which leave a striped pattern in the wood. If you find any, be sure to trim away these sections to prevent them from eating farther into your trees. If you plan on adding any new landscaping, start planning it out now.
Rake Up the Leaves
This quintessential fall activity is as important as it gets. You want to make sure that you get rid of all the dead leaves so that they don’t begin to rot, which could harm your lawn, leaving it sparse and bare when spring comes back around. Make this maintenance task fun for the whole family by allowing your kids to jump into the piles of leaves. Sure, the job may take a bit longer this way, but your little ones will love it and may even want to lend a helping hand.
Mow, Aerate and Reseed Your Lawn
To get your lawn ready for winter, start by mowing it down short and neat. Then aerate the ground to loosen up the soil. When you reseed and fertilize, the aerated soil will be better able to absorb the necessary nutrients for a healthy regrowth once it thaws out. It’ll come back looking lush and green in the spring.
Get Your Yard Equipment from Ralph Helm Inc.
Here at Ralph Helm Inc, we offer a wide variety of yard maintenance equipment to help you get through this busy season. Browse through our selection today, and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our equipment. One of our associates will be happy to assist you.