Powell Stone & Gravel wants to help you keep your landscape beautiful for years to come. Part of that process consists of taking proper steps throughout the fall. Below is a list of 7 tips to get you started.
Plants are still thirsty and watering early in the day will help prevent evaporation.
Wait until the first hard freeze, and apply the mulch three to four inches deep around your plants. Cover the soil evenly, but do not pack it down.
Clear any leaves & debris from lawn. Not only will this save time in Spring it also helps prevent the lawn from suffocating from wet foliage.
Cut your grass, but not to low.
Cover small trees and deciduous shrubs with a wooden structure to protect them from heavy snow. Or, circle them with a cylinder of chicken wire fencing and fill in the space between the tree and the fence with straw or leaves. Or, drive stakes into the ground at four corners around the plant and wrap burlap or heavy plastic around the stakes, securing it at the top, center, and bottom with twine.
Be sure to clear all your gutters of leaves & other debris before the first snow fall. By clearing your gutters you help eliminate any possible ice dams forming. Don't forget to clear around your house's foundation to prevent any rotting, mold or mildew. A fast way to remove these pesky leaves is with a leaf blower. We have a large selection of leaf blowers available for purchase or rent.
Clean & grease your garden tools to help prevent from rusting in the cold wet winter. Bring out the snow shovels and snowblowers so you are ready for the first snow fall.