After a hard summer, it’s time to treat your landscape to a little autumn care so its ready for cooler temps soon and robust growth next spring. Protecting your landscape investment and getting it ready for the cooler seasons generally includes mulching, fertilizing, pruning and adding in a little fall color.

Add a protective layer of mulch.
Putting down mulch in the fall will protect your plants from temperature swings and will keep roots from freezing when late winter temperatures drop. A thick layer of mulch can help promote soil health, prevent erosion, protect against mechanical injuries and regulate moisture. It’s very important that plants stay properly hydrated even during dormancy, and mulch can help even out the ups and downs of moisture content in your soil.

Treat your landscape to the right fertilizers.
The right blend of fertilizers can enrich soil and fortify your plants to withstand the elements and enjoy beautiful growth both now and next spring. Incorporating a blend of probiotics can also protect against disease, insects, and changing weather and temperatures. Consult an expert to determine the optimal blend of nutrients for your landscape.

Cut backs and cool color
As your summer flowers and foliage start to fade, your plants and trees should be pruned. The experts at Terry’s Landscape can cut back your perennials to make room for fall foliage and cool weather color. They can also examine your plants and trees and prune out any dead, diseased, or damaged parts. Make sure to have any tree limbs removed that may become dangerous or cause damage to structures if subjected to heavy wind or ice. And, finally, add beautiful and colorful fall loving flowers and plants to bring that warm and welcoming autumn atmosphere to all your outdoor spaces.

Ready for fall maintenance? Contact the professionals at Terry’s Landscape to get expert care for your landscape as the seasons change.