While spring often steals the spotlight when it comes to landscaping, Trimline Landscape Management knows that the fall season is equally critical. The actions you take in autumn play a vital role in maintaining the health of your lawn and garden during the winter months, safeguarding your investments. Here are some essential fall landscaping maintenance tasks our team advises you to tackle before the frosty embrace of winter arrives.

Prune Trees and Trim Shrubs 

Fall pruning is crucial to reducing the weight that accumulates on tree limbs and branches when precipitation strikes. It's a proactive measure to prevent limbs from snapping during harsh weather conditions. By giving your trees and shrubs a seasonal trim, you are maintaining their visual appeal and enhancing their resilience against winter's challenges.

Protect Tender Plants and Trees 

For delicate plants and newly planted trees, take steps to ensure their protection when cold weather descends. Wrap them in burlap and provide a protective mulch layer around the base, offering a shield against the harsh elements.

Winterize Irrigation Systems

Prepare your irrigation systems, whether it's drip tubing or automatic sprinklers, for the impending cold. Properly shut down, drain, and winterize these systems. If applicable, consider relocating removable components indoors. For in-ground systems, blowing out remaining water ensures they remain clear and operational during spring.

Break Down Your Garden 

Fall garden care safeguards plant roots from freezing temperatures and hinders weed growth. Our team suggests trimming back perennials and removing annuals, clearing away debris, removing weeds, and spreading compost or mulch over the beds. 

Do a Fall Cleanup

Conduct a comprehensive fall cleanup to clear your yard of leaves, sticks, and debris. If you don’t want the hassle or prefer professional assistance, Trimline Landscape Management is at your service. With over 20 years of experience, we proudly serve the Rochester, NY area. Reach out to us today to learn more about our fall landscaping services or request a free estimate at 585-723-5815 or through our secure contact form.