As residents of Arizona know, trying to do landscaping during the hot summer months is almost impossible. However, with fall around the corner comes cooler temperatures and the perfect time of year for tackling some important landscaping projects.
Plant New Trees and Tree maintenance
The heavy winds and rain that occur during the monsoon season make fall the perfect time to check on the condition of your trees. If the winds impacted trees, you might want to consider staking them to help them grow. In addition, fall is a great time to plant any new trees you would like to grow. Planting them during the fall season gives them time to grow and mature before the colder winter months.
Fertilize your grass and plants.
It is crucial to fertilize your plants and grass during the fall when the soil is still soft. If you wait until the winter, the fertilizer will not have the opportunity to settle below the surface. By fertilizing in the fall, the fertilizer will settle for the season under the ground and help the plants grow and flourish when the spring comes by providing additional nutrients.
Embrace the fall colors.
With the summer being so dry, fall is the perfect time to bring beautiful fall colors to your landscape. The best flowers to plant in the fall that will last are fall annuals. Some examples of great fall annuals are crotons, ornamental peppers, and flowering kale.
Plant your veggies.
Fall is also a great time of year to work on your vegetable garden.
Planting vegetables that you can eventually serve to your family and guests is a great way to make your garden functional. If this is your first time planting a vegetable garden, you may want to ask your local landscaping for some tips.
Prune back your trees.
If you have many trees in your landscaping, fall is an excellent time of year to take some time to prune the trees back. Even though the trees may lose much of the foliage during the winter months, pruning them back in the fall will prepare them to be healthy and ready to flourish during the spring months.
Walkway and patio projects
We all tend to put off outdoor projects during the hot summer months in Arizona. However, fall is an excellent time of year to tackle those projects so that your landscaping looks fresh for springtime. For example, the fall is a great time to put in a new stone patio or walkway that you have been dreaming about.
If you would like to learn more about some excellent fall landscaping projects, reach out to the experts at Think Green AZ today.