Ken’s Quick Tip: Answers Your Fall Lawn & Landscape Questions

The past week I’ve had time in the office to answer many fall related questions that I think would benefit all our customers.  I hope you find the answers to these common fall questions helpful!

What should I do with the leaves on my lawn and landscape?  Short answer is that leaves left on your lawn are bad (they can lead to fungal problems in your lawn.)  Leaves in your beds are good (think free mulch!)  Learn more here.

Can I plant or install a landscape in the fall or winter in North Texas?  I know it sounds backwards, but fall and winter are actually better seasons to plant landscapes in than spring.  If we choose the right plants, the weather around here doesn’t stay cold long enough to damage them, plus planting at this time of year lets the plants develop roots deep enough to be mostly established before the hot North Texas summer.  This is important because it makes them much hardier to extreme heat and they will need less water.

How much should I water in the fall?  Just like you turned back your clocks this past weekend, now is the time to dial back on your watering.  If you need instructions download our free fall watering guide here.

Is it smart to change your lawn and landscape plan at this time of the year?  This one is counter intuitive to what most people think.  Typical thinking is at fall, things are no longer growing, so you take a break from your regular lawn and landscape plan and/or company (the thought being you can wait to worry about it in the spring when things will be growing again.)  This is wrong.  The reason is what you do this fall and winter will get you better results come spring and summer.  Our fall and winter visits are probably the most important lawn care visits we make because our pre-emergents prevent most of the weeds you’ve seen before they even show up.  Don’t put off a good lawn care program in the fall and the winter.  If you are considering making a change in your plan or lawn care company, do it now.  Then when next spring rolls around you’ll be way ahead of the game and can focus on making your good grass happy and healthy.

If you have questions or need help give us a call at 972-495-6990 or email me at [email protected]We have been serving North Texas lawn and landscape needs for over 30 years and would love to earn your business.