Plant during the latter part of spring or summer, you will need to pay a little more attention to your garden. The hot and humid days of summer place more stress on your plants, shrubs and flowers, and therefore will require routine watering, and a little extra TLC.
It is a good idea to keep up with routine leaf cleanups as the leaves fall, especially in neighborhoods with more mature and older trees. Not only will it make the overall task easier, it will keep air and sunlight nourishing your lawn, giving it the necessary resources for continued growth. Allowing thick piles of leaves to gather will suffocate your lawn and create brown patches. Fallen leaves can also block the flow of water away from your home. During periods of heavy rain, this water can pool and cause damage to your foundation and walkways, and can create a slippery mess.
The summer season is quickly slipping away. Before you know it, the fall will be upon us and the leaves will be falling from the trees. Before heading out to pick up some ornamental pumpkins and your fall decorations, take care of some outdoor chores that will better prepare your lawn for the long winter ahead.
Most lawn care experts will tell you the best way to ensure a green, healthy and lush lawn in the spring is to take action in the fall. If you need some motivation for the job ahead, just think of how beautiful your home will look when the weather gets warm again with a lush green lawn to complement its curb appeal.