September 2, 2021

If you own a commercial property, you understand the importance of maintaining the landscaping. Landscaping in the summer may feel more about maintenance, but landscaping in the fall can be much more time consuming. As you prepare for the colder months, there is plenty to do, and a landscape contractor is there to help you do it.

Fall landscape view of peaceful street.

What You Need for Fall Cleanup

The first step in fall landscaping is a major cleanup. As leaves begin to fall, you will want to focus on leaf removal. For a polished property, this should be done in several stages. The first stage of leaf removal can be done as soon as leaves begin dropping in September. Often, this stage will depend on the temperatures and when the first frost occurs, and landscape contractors often have a good idea of the timing. After the first clean up, regular spot leaf cleanups should occur. At the end of the fall, a final mowing should occur to catch the last leaves and debris. Any leaves sitting on your property can suffocate the turf and result in dead spots in the spring.

Prepare Your Property for Winter Weather

Making your commercial property look well maintained in the fall is the first step, but it’s not the only thing you’ll need to take care of. To have your landscaping look good next spring, you’ll need to prepare it for the winter weather. If you have mulch around any of your landscaping, the mulch will need to be turned over. The summer weather can fade and deteriorate your mulch, and using a rake to turn it over in the fall will help improve the health of your landscape without over mulching. In grassy areas of your property, you will want to de-thatch your landscaping. Thatch is the dead grass roots and stems, and dethatching will remove this debris. Aerating your property will also help the grassy areas stay healthy through the winter, and over-seeding and fertilizing will help fill in any bare spots and allow the lawn to come back green in the spring. Annual flowers should be removed and perennials trimmed back. Shrubs and trees should be wrapped to protect them from the harsh conditions. If you want to add to your landscaping, fall is the time to plant perennials and bulbs. Discussing your vision with a landscape contractor is a great first step in maintaining curb appeal on your commercial property.

Find a Landscape Contractor to Handle All Your Fall Needs

There is plenty to do with your commercial property landscaping in the fall, so consider the experienced help of a local, trusted landscaping contractor who understands how to clean up, prepare, and maintain your landscaping for the season. Fall landscaping responsibilities can be complicated and is not likely something you will want to take care of yourself. Finding a landscape contractor who can handle every aspect of your landscaping in the fall (or better yet, year-round) is one of the smartest decisions you can make for your commercial property.

Understanding how to make your property stand out is one of the greatest benefits of partnering with a year-round landscape contractor. They know how to prepare, maintain, and clean up your commercial property so it looks great all year. A quality landscape contractor understands exactly what needs to happen and when. Let us help you keep your property looking its best. Contact Twin Oaks Landscape for more information about our commercial property landscape maintenance plan.