Fall is right around the corner. If you are ready for boots, pumpkin spice and sweaters then fall is the perfect time for you. With the changing of the seasons comes the need to prepare your lawn and make sure the outside of your house is spruced up. How do you make sure your curb appeal is up to par throughout winter to increase your home’s attraction.
3 Ways to Improve Your Exterior Fall Lawn
Plant Fall Flowers
Early fall months are great to start setting out your new landscaping plants. Mums are one of the most popular flowers planted in the colder months in the mountains. Their vibrant colors go well with the changing of the leaves and fall decorations. Flowers are a great way to spruce up your yard. Despite what many may think, flowers do not just bloom in the spring.
Fall is also a wonderful time to enjoy fabulous squash from your fall vegetable garden. If you do not have a fall vegetable garden, it is the perfect time to burn or discard your spring garden. Fall in the mountains of North Carolina is the perfect time to plant your tulip or daffodil bulbs to come up strong and fertile in the spring.
Clean Up Your Yard
As the temperatures begin to drop the leaves fall quickly to the ground. With all of the beautiful colors, it is sometimes easy to forget about the small things, like cleaning out your gutters and keeping leaves off your lawn. Cleaning out your gutters is one of the most important fall chores. If your gutters are clogged through the winter, you may experience more expensive repairs in the spring. Homeowners may want to apply a lawn grub insecticide in early September before the temperatures start to fall.
Pressure Wash Your Home
Winter months can be hard on the siding of your house. Although the snow is beautiful, it is easy to forget how much dirt is contained in snow. Spring and summer may be too busy with all the other lawn chores you have to accomplish. It is important to find time throughout the fall to tend to pressure washing your home. This will help your pumpkins and mums and fall decorations pop, making your house look even more beautiful.
Don’t own a pressure washer? Use a soft-bristle brush, warm water, and a cleaning solution to wash off some of the dirt and grime that’s collected over the year. Be sure to wash the cleaning solution completely clean of the house before moving on to another section. You don’t want to leave any sort of opening for mold and mildew to grow. That will only present more work in the long-run.
Contact Mountaineer Maintenance Today!
Our Mountaineer Maintenance crew is comprised of landscape designers that can create focal points of interest in your garden. If you would like a quote for our Boone NC landscape design services, please reach out to us to discuss your options. In addition to landscape design services, we also provide a full scale in landscaping and yard maintenance services. Contact us if you need grass mowing Boone NC, tree trimming, yard maintenance, and other tasks involving the upkeep of your outdoor space.