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Preparing Your Landscaping for Fall

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Taking care of your lawn now will give you extra time to enjoy the crisp Fall air and help your student with their homework.

August is coming to an end, and Fall is just around the corner! Taking care of your lawn now will give you extra time to enjoy the crisp Fall air and help your student with their homework.  The following tips will help you prepare your landscaping for the coming seasons!

Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips

  • Adjust Your Mowing Height: Some landscapers recommend raising the height of your lawn mower in summer to reduce heat stress to your lawn. However, don’t forget to return the mower deck to its normal height in fall. The average height for most mowers is about 2 inches. Cutting your lawn short during the Fall helps prevent grass from becoming matting down under leaves and snow.
  • Water on Schedule: Even in the Fall, your grass gets thirsty. If Fall turns out to be a dry season, don’t forget to water once or twice per week long enough to soak the soil several inches deep. Early morning is the best time of day to water as there will be less evaporation. Avoid watering in the evening to prevent possible fungal diseases.
  • Fertilize: Fall is the best time to fertilize your landscaping if you live in cooler areas of the country. Cool-season grasses, such as bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass, respond well to feeding in early September and again in late fall (late October or November). It helps them green up earlier and look better in spring.
  • Check for Thatch: Thatch is a layer of dead organic matter mixed with the living plants. This can lead to disease and insect problems as well as damage from drought and cold weather. Dethatching involves cutting through the thatch layer and ripping out the debris, and can be an arduous process for homeowners.
  • Aerate: Aeration reduces thatch, improves drainage, and loosens soil by pulling plugs of soil out of your lawn.  Aerate cool-season grasses in early fall and warm-season grasses in spring. Aeration is one of the many landscaping services offered by the Atlantic Maintenance Group.
  • Drain Irrigation Lines: Make sure to completely drain your lawn’s irrigation system before freezing weather arrives, to prevent frozen and cracked pipes from needing to be replaced in the spring. Shut off the water to the system, and try using an air compressor to push the remaining water out of the system.

Need professional landscapers to help you achieve your new landscape for the fall? We can help!

If you want to prepare your landscape for the fall, call the Atlantic Maintenance Group. The Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full service landscaping company, providing weed control, lawn fertilization, aeration, tree and shrub care, leaf removal, design and construction. To get your free quote today, give us a call at 410-768-4720 or contact us via our website today. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+ to see how we’re growing!

Design the perfect landscape for winter

Monday, August 24th, 2015

 

landscape, design, winter

The perfect winter landscape can be yours.

With fall right around the corner, you might be wondering how your landscaping is going to hold up once the temperature starts to drop. There are a lot of plants and landscaping features that simply won’t survive the cold weather, but don’t worry! You can redesign your landscape for winter with features that will look amazing year round. Are you ready to learn more about how you can redesign your landscape for winter? Well, let’s get going. (more…)

Why Drainage Matters for your Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015

 

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Drainage matters when you want to keep your home looking beautiful.

When you think about drains, your mind might bring up the image of the drain in your sink or shower. Now, these drains are responsible for keeping the water from building up in your bathroom and kitchen. Having proper drainage in your yard is similar. Water can build up in your yard and lead to all sorts of costly damages. That’s why we’re going to tell you why drainage matters for your home today. Ready to learn more? Well, let’s go for it! (more…)

Designing with Color in Glen Burnie

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

 

designing with color, Glen Burnie

Designing with color in Glen Burnie is the perfect way to end the summer.

One of the most powerful forces in the landscaping world is color. Each color has its own effect, it’s own power. Combining colors can create new and exciting possibilities for your next landscaping project, so we’re going to give you some awesome design tips that are going to turn your yard into a wonderland. Are you ready to get designing with color in Glen Burnie? Well, let’s get started!  (more…)

Destination Relaxation: A Guide to Landscaping and Design

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

 

landscaping, design

Landscaping and design go hand in hand.

Why do we go to work? We work so that we can afford to relax in style. One of the awesome ways you can do this is by designing the ultimate relaxation destination in your yard. Whether you’re looking for a way to enhance the beauty of your deck area, or you’re looking to create a secluded space to relax, landscaping is going to be your ticket to success. Landscaping design is the process in which you come up with the solutions to your needs. It’s a very important part of getting you the landscaping you deserve, so we’re going to be giving you a little information about it today. Are you ready to learn more about landscaping and design? Well, let’s get going! (more…)

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