July is here. The dogs days of summer are in full-force, but they won’t last long. July and August will be gone before you know it. Soon, it’ll be mid-September and you’ll be wondering what you could have done to prepare your lawn for fall.
Luckily, that’s where we come in. As the Olathe landscaping experts, Huston Contracting is here to ensure your lawn looks lovely as the weather slowly starts to turn. We know how important it is to keep your landscaping looking good. So, we prepared a few tips.
How to Prepare Your Olathe Landscaping For the Fall
After years of handling Olathe landscaping through hot and cold summers, here are a few ways to prepare your lawn for the coming cold:
- Summer Issues
Make no mistake about it: a hot, dry summer can be tough on your lawn. You need to assess the damage done to your Olathe landscape before fall rolls in. See what plants died, assess how your lawn looks, pay attention to any plants that have overgrown, and make a general assessment of your lawn.
- Get to Mulching
Many yards need fresh mulch after the hot summer months. You’ll want to add mulch to any spots lacking or where things have dried up a little too much. This is a quick fix that pays a lot of dividends.
- Get to Replacing
If you planted a lot of summer annuals, it may be time to replace the old with something new. Head down to a nursery and start searching for cold weather plants that can handle what the fall is about to throw at them.
- Fine Time to Fertilize
Before fall rolls in is one of the best times to fertilize your lawn. Your grass and plants need adequate nutrition to prepare for the cold weather coming. Fertilizer gives them just that and a lot more.
- Tend to the Compost
If you have a compost, it’s important to pay a little extra attention at the end of the summer. Make sure no diseased plants made their way into the compost, check to see how the area is doing, and offer a little extra TLC.
- Irrigation Nation
The end of summer is one of the best times to install a new irrigation system, especially if you may use it during the winter months. You want to install the system when there’s still a little heat in the grass and ground. This ensures a little growth before things get too cold.
The Olathe Landscapers You Need
If you’re truly looking to prepare your landscaping for the fall, get in touch. At Huston Contracting, we can help any and every Olathe landscape when the seasons change. We look forward to working with you.