Do you have the perfect spot in mind for a new tree or grouping of shrubs? Maybe you lost a plant, or some of your older shrubs need to be replaced because they’ve become overgrown. Whatever your situation, if you’re planning to install trees or shrubs, fall is a great time to do it. The cooler weather and more plentiful moisture give landscape plants a chance to put out roots and get used to their new home before the stress of next summer’s heat and dryness is upon them. They will have an extra growing season to become established, and you’ll have the pleasure of seeing your new landscape plants bloom or leaf out next spring.
Here are a few key steps you will want to take BEFORE you put your plants in the ground:
For many years, property owners in search of more manicured lawns have been bagging lawn clippings and putting them on the curb for pick up. This process has become such the “norm” that property owners cannot see the forest for the trees.
What would happen if you started leaving those grass clippings on the turf after you mowed? You would be helping your turf, your wallet, your time, and the environment if you just left the grass clippings on the turf – this process is called Grasscycling.