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Why It’s Best To Get Yardwork Done in the Fall

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There are so many things that you can do in the autumn season that you may not have had the opportunity for in the summer. The period of cool temperatures followed by more rain is an ideal time for your yard to get the makeover it so badly needs. Landscaping is something that you can do year-round, but it works best in autumn, which is why it’s best to get yardwork done in the fall.

Planting Is Ideal This Time of Year

This is the time of year when photosynthesis really starts to slow down. Everything is beginning to go dormant, although it hasn’t quite yet. This means that you will be able to dress the yard up how you like and plant anything. The fall season is moderately warm, which makes it ideal for growing and establishing root systems of new plants. Most anything that you grow in the fall will come back in the spring with great vigor.

Cleanup Couldn’t Be More of a Breeze

The summer has passed, the leaves have fallen, and everything is slowly dying off. This sounds like a great time to mulch! All your newly planted trees and shrubs will need all the protection that they can get against the winter ahead, as it will be cold and dry. The mulch will help to keep the roots warm and safe from the freezing cold, and it will eventually serve as plant food once it breaks down. If it happens to get frigid out, you might consider dressing in layers or wearing insulated thermals while mulching.

Watering To Prepare for Next Year

You might be thinking that you will get monsoon-level rain in the fall, but that’s not always the case. It’s usually drier this time of the year, right before a winter frost, so it’s a good idea to spread your water around as much as you possibly can. This will ensure that the plants will have what they need over the course of the winter ahead, and it will also defend and protect the lawn from grass fires and wildfires.

Autumn is a time of year to enjoy, and what better way to do so than to get out in your yard and spruce things up for the year to come? The weather is ideal, and plants can grow so well at this time; this is why it’s best to get yardwork done in the fall before the long, cold winter arrives.

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