Fall is here, and it is time to make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to manage your landscape correctly. While we do not get the colorful leaf changes that our friends up north do, we are still treated to some nice, cooler weather that comes with the shedding of leaves and lessening of bug populations.
Here are a few South Florida Fall landscaping tips you can use to keep a colorful, healthy, and beautiful landscape:
• Roses and Poinsettias are great flowers to plant for the season and will bring a life of color to your landscape when they begin to bloom.
• Within the next few months plant all the herbs, vegetables, and annuals you want. As long as you can keep up with the maintenance, it is the perfect time for them to get all the nutrients they need without being overheated or dehydrated.
• If you see your lawn starting to decline, it can be revived with the application of quick acting high nitrogen fertilizers and regular irrigation.
• Keep an eye out for insect infestations and rust or fungal infestations on your vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Finding the problem early will give you enough time to save them and prevent more major problems later in the season.
• Bird feeders are a great addition to your landscaping. It will encourage visits from wildlife.
For more tips on how to care for your lawn and landscaping, click here. How do you prepare your lawn and landscaping for the fall season? Let us know in the comment section below.
by Keith Carracher, President, Complete Property Maintenance, Inc.