Kansas City Autumn Landscaping

Planning Now Will Save You Time and Money

The first day of winter, 2019 will be Saturday December 21, and even though that seems like a long way off, now is the time to plan and schedule some gardening and landscaping projects that will make life easier in the spring, and keep your home more beautiful.

Some things to put on your autumn landscaping checklist right now:

  • Cut back dead tree limbs and hedges. Winter storms will blow hollow, dead tree limbs into windows and power lines, causing all kinds of problems. Cold wind blowing into your house while having no electricity is not a nice way to spend the holidays.
  • Get rid of tired annuals, as well as the snails and slugs breed in the fall and feed on your plants.
  • Clear out the flower beds and make room for new spring growth.
  • Aerate Your Lawn. This is a good thing to prepare your lawn for the long, cold winter. You’ll be sure to get nutrients down there before it gets too cold to reach the roots.
  • Many grasses need to be fertilized in the fall. They will be far more lush and healthy next summer.
  • Mulching will protect areas that are expecting bulbs to sprout in the spring.
  • Plant trees. Many trees can be planted in the fall and are strong enough to endure the cold winter. They’ll have a head start in the spring and grow strong during the summer.
  • Protect plants and trees from rodents. Remember that many animals will be getting ready for winter so they may make meals out of some vegetation you want to preserve.
  • Protect roses. If you’re a rose grower, get ready to protect your bushes for the winter.

When will the leaves be at their peak for autumn viewing? The Missouri Department of Conservation has some good info here.

Kansas City Autumn Landscaping

As with most things in life, a little preparation goes a long way, and a little work today will reap big benefits in the future. We cannot stress enough how some autumn landscaping and maintenance will pay off in the spring. In the long run it will save you time and money.

Not sure about what you should be doing, or do you need some professional assistance? We’re here to help! Call us at 816-505-0444 and we’ll take a look at your property. Our goal is to enhance the look and the value of your property with tender loving care while keeping your budget in mind.