For many landscapers, their workflow starts to slow down when the leaves hit the ground — but why?
Of course, there are areas of the country that have already seen snow, but for many, the weather still works in their favor, making fall a great time to add new features and plants.
Fall is the perfect time to cut down perennials, clean up flower beds, plant new trees and seed lawns, says Dean Savarino, owner of Dean’s Landscaping, to The Times Media Company.
“Anything you plant does a lot better when you plant it in the fall, before everything goes dormant,” he tells the publication.
Stephen Wright, owner of Creative Landscape and Irrigation and one of TLC’s 2014 Landscaper of the Year finalists also points out plants don’t need as much help during the fall as they would during the summer. By installing them in the fall, they have several months to get established before the summer heat hits, he says.
Fire it up
The temperatures are on the decline, so why not propose a fire feature for your clients? Belgard Hardscapes suggests these three features that can make the outdoor living area enjoyable year round.
• Fire pit – A fire pit’s design is perfect for a large crowd to circle around.
• Fireplace – A fireplace creates a focal point in a backyard’s design and is ideal for more intimate settings.
• Fire table – Fire tables are a hot trend because they provide warmth while acting like a sculpture or piece of art.