Fall Cleanup And Planting
Posted on September 1, 2023
As the leaves start to turn vibrant shades of red and gold, we want to remind you that fall is a fantastic time to plant and upgrade your landscape!
Fall offers a unique window of opportunity for planting that often goes unnoticed. Here are a few reasons why we believe fall planting is a brilliant choice for a thriving and stunning landscape:
With cooler temperatures, plants experience less stress during the establishment phase. This means they can focus their energy on building strong root systems without the added pressure of scorching temperatures. Fall also tends to bring more consistent rainfall, providing newly planted vegetation with ample moisture to aid in root development. This reduces the need for excessive watering, helping to conserve water resources.
Many pests and diseases that thrive in warmer months begin to fade away as the weather cools. This means plants have a better chance to settle in without the constant threat of these challenges.
While the top portion of plants might not show much growth during fall, the root systems continue to develop underground. When spring comes, these well-established roots will enable plants to burst forth with new growth and blossoms. Fall extends the planting season, allowing for more flexibility in your landscaping projects. Whether you’re looking to add trees, shrubs, perennials, or bulbs, fall is a versatile time for all types of planting.
Our team of horticultural experts is ready to provide guidance on plant selection, soil preparation, and proper planting techniques to ensure your landscape flourishes for years to come. To learn more about or services and request service, check out our garden care page.
Fall Cleanup Services
This is a great time to start thinking about preparing your landscape for the fall and thinking ahead to next year. Our fall cleanup services are designed to address every aspect of your property, from leaves and debris to plant care and winterization. Here’s how we can help you:
-Leaf Removal: In the Fall, leaves can accumulate quickly and suffocate your lawn and plants. Our team will clear your property of leaves, preventing potential damage and promoting a healthy landscape.
-Pruning and Trimming: Proper pruning and trimming are essential to promote plant health and encourage optimal growth. We will trim back overgrown branches and shape your shrubs, ensuring they are well-prepared for the winter months.
-Garden Bed Cleanup: We will clean out plant beds, removing spent foliage, weeds, and debris. This not only enhances the appearance of your landscape but also prevents diseases from overwintering.
-Mulching: Applying a fresh layer of mulch helps insulate plant roots from the cold and retains moisture, promoting a healthier growing environment.
-Tree pruning – As temperature cools and the leaves fall, your trees will go dormant. Pruning during the dormant season offers multiple benefits for your trees. With leaves gone, our arborists can easily assess and selectively prune branches to improve tree structure, remove deadwood, and enhance overall health. This proactive approach promotes better growth in the spring while minimizing stress on the tree.
-Property Clearing – clear your property of accumulated debris, fallen branches, and any clutter that might have accumulated over the year. We can also remove unwanted trees and downed trees.
-Invasive Plant Removal – Invasive plants can be bad for the health of your landscape, outcompeting native species and disrupting the ecosystem. Our plant experts will identify and remove invasive plants, preventing them from spreading and allowing native vegetation to flourish.
By entrusting your fall landscape cleanup to us, you’re ensuring that your outdoor space remains beautiful and well-maintained year-round. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to delivering the highest quality of plant care.
Bulbs That Are Great For Planting In The Fall
Plant bulbs that will burst into vibrant blooms in the spring. While classic bulbs like tulips and daffodils are popular choices, there are some lesser-known but equally stunning options that can add a unique touch to your garden. Here are a few unusual bulbs to consider:
- Fritillaria: Fritillaria bulbs come in various species, each with its own distinct charm. The “Crown Imperial” fritillaria stands out with its tall stems topped by clusters of bell-shaped flowers in shades of red, yellow, or orange. The “Snakeshead Fritillaria” is known for its striking checkered pattern and elegant drooping blooms. There are several varieties and they are very reliable blomers.
- Allium: While alliums are becoming more popular, they’re still not as commonly planted as tulips or daffodils. These spherical flowers add a modern and architectural flair to your garden. Consider varieties like “Globemaster” with its large purple blooms or “Mount Everest” with its pristine white flowers. They bloom consistently and lots of varieties to choose from.
- Camassia: Camassia bulbs produce spiky stems adorned with star-shaped flowers. These bulbs are native to North America and come in shades of blue, violet, or white. They’re perfect for adding a touch of wild beauty to your garden. These bulbs can be a little tricky, require moist soil and are do not always bloom consistently from year to year.
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- Crocus Varieties: While crocuses are well-known, some lesser-known varieties like the “Crocus chrysanthus” offer delicate, early blooms with intricate markings. “Crocus sativus” is the saffron crocus, producing not only lovely lilac flowers but also the precious saffron spice.
- Trillium: Trilliums are native woodland plants with three-petaled flowers that can be white, pink, or red. These unique flowers have a mysterious and elegant quality, making them a great addition to shaded areas.
- Erythronium: Also known as “trout lilies,” erythronium bulbs produce delicate, nodding flowers that resemble the patterns on trout. These bulbs thrive in woodland gardens and add a touch of enchantment to shaded spaces. These bulbs can take up to 5 years to bloom.
- Muscari Botryoides: Muscari, or grape hyacinths, are known for their clusters of small, bell-shaped flowers. The “Muscari botryoides” variety, often called “Grape Hyacinth Valerie Finnis,” stands out with its unique pale blue flowers.
These unusual bulbs can add a distinctive flair to your garden and make it a truly memorable and enchanting space come spring. Fill out our dream builder survey and let us know which fall plants you want for your home.