As summer winds down and temperatures begin to cool off, we can feel Fall in the air. Here are our tips for transitioning your space from summer to autumn.
Late summer into early fall is the perfect time to start making changes to your landscape, as some plants may already be thinning out. Additionally, your plants will have some time to adjust to their new conditions before the harsh winter sets in. Before adding any plants, we recommend testing your soil. This way any nutrient deficiencies can be corrected before spring comes. This will ensure all your plants stay healthy and last longer.
As planting begins, we enjoy adding plants with contrasting texture to replace the brightly colored plants from summer. Grasses are a great way to add an interesting texture, and they often provide beautiful colors too. Placed alongside various flowers and shrubs, grasses create excitement and draw attention. If grasses are not the right fit for your space, there’s no need to worry. Our team can suggest many other ways to add texture to your landscape.
It is also crucial during this time to give your walkways some extra attention. Afterall, people will be using them more frequently as winter approaches and there is snow covering the ground. It is essential to make sure the edges of any plants lining your walkway are clipped. At John Mini, we take special pride in trimming your plants carefully so that snow or freezing rain goes between the branches, rather than falling all over.
The fall season is especially important for shrub care, as they need enough nutrients to last through the winter. Shrubs can do a lot for your landscape, so it is very vital to keep them thriving. Not only does shrubbery add depth to your property, but it also can hide any unattractive spots such as gas meters or trash collection areas. With that said, there are many shrub varieties, which need to be cared for differently. Allow our expert team to plant and care for your shrubs.
As you can see, there are many significant changes your landscape undergoes in autumn. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the necessary work, which is why John Mini Distinctive Landscapes does all the work for you. With over 40 years of experience, we have the capability to make any space beautiful. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.