Seasonal Landscaping Services to Make Your Life Easier

If you enjoy caring for your yard on your own, you may think that you have no need for a landscaper. If mowing the yard or clipping your hedges helps you relax, why would you hire a landscaper to do it for you? Even if you do not need routine lawn care services, there are times when a landscaper can make your life easier. Here are some seasonal landscaping services that can be handled by many local landscapers.

Yard Clean Up

It may be enjoyable to prune your rose bushes or edge your lawn, but yard clean up after a storm can be a chore. Not only do you need to rake and pick up the mess, it needs to be hauled away. Your local landscaper can do this task for you, leaving your yard pristine and ready for routine maintenance.

Mulch Delivery and Spreading

Save time and strain on your back by hiring a landscaper to deliver and spread your mulch this spring. They can bring bark, wood or pine straw mulch and apply a new layer to the needed areas in your yard.

Aerating, Seeding and Fertilizing

When your yard needs TLC to keep it lush and healthy, hire a landscaper that has the equipment and expertise to handle seasonal grass care. Aerating, seeding, soil testing and fertilizing can be handled by your professional lawn expert for the best results.

Many landscapers are more than happy to do seasonal yard services, even if you do not use them for your lawn maintenance. Call your local landscaper the next time you need yard work done requires special equipment or expertise to make your life easier.

Posted on behalf of:
Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 294-0351

Are You Ready To Do Some Fall Planting?

Spring isn’t the only season for seasonal planting. In fact, many plants and trees root even better if they are planted in the fall. In mild areas like the southeast, fall can be the ideal time to plant several varieties of trees and bushes. So before you put away your gardening tools, consider adding some of these fall-specific plants to your landscaping design before winter arrives.

Bare-rooted Plants

Many plants, trees and shrubs can be purchased with bare roots, making fall the best time to plant. Roses, fruit trees and some perennials like daylilies are often sold with bare roots. By planting in the fall, they are able to establish their roots through the dormant season. Soak the roots in water for 24 hours, then plant in moist soil.

Balled-and-Burlapped Trees

The balled-and-burlapped method of transplanting trees is often used by nurseries. The trees are dug up during the summer, then have their roots burlapped until they can be replanted. It’s best to plant these trees in the dormant season, usually between October and March. The digging up process can cause stress on the trees, so planting them in the fall gives them time to recover before spring.

Container Planting

Although you can usually plant from containers any time of year, many of these types of plants do well when transplanted in the fall. Often, trees or shrubs bought in containers need extra moisture to flourish, so the cool, moist autumn ground creates ideal growing conditions.

Trees and shrubs are two of the most popular items to plant in the fall. Talk to your landscaping professional about what trees, bushes and shrubs would enhance your yard and grow well in your soil. Your landscaper can help you get these plants in the ground before winter, to be ready to start their first growing season next spring.

Posted on behalf of Brad Pannone, Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping

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Refresh Your Landscaping With Seasonal Color

Every now and then we get bored with our home decor and if it hasn’t been updated for a while, it may be due for a touch up. The same can be said for our yards and landscaping.

The landscaping is an important part of our property that adds value and beauty and enhances outdoor enjoyment and entertainment.  There is no reason that your landscaping shouldn’t be periodically updated just like the interior décor in your home. Giving your landscaping a fresh new look doesn’t have to be a major undertaking either.  In in many cases all it takes to freshen up a front or back yard and give it a new lease on life is the addition of some seasonal color with beautiful flowers, plants, and shrubs.

Flowers and plants come in all different shapes, sizes and colors and the ones that you decide to use in your own yard should mainly come down to personal preference. However there are some other factors that should be considered such as the climate where you live and how much time you are willing to give to maintenance and caring for your flowers.

The color of your flowers will affect the overall look of the exterior of your property so some consideration should be taken over which ones to go for. If you are not sure what is going to work best in your home you want to take some advice from a landscaper, who will know exactly how to create the look you are after.

Getting Ready For Spring Lawn Care

Spring will be here soon.  In some areas, its already time to move ahead with our spring landscaping, but most of us have a few more weeks of winter before we can look forward to getting to work in the yard. With much of the country enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures, now is a good time to start getting ready for your spring lawn care.

Your irrigation system is critical for ensuring your lawn gets the water it needs throughout the year.  Winter can be tough on irrigation systems so have your irrigation system inspected and take care of any repairs and adjustments that are needed now so you won’t have any unpleasant surprises when you first turn it on in a few weeks.  You could have cracked or burst pipes, broken sprinkler head, and other issues that need to be taken care of before the season starts.

You can also start getting your lawnmower in shape for another season.  Check the battery and charge it if needed.  Check tire pressures and make sure they are properly inflated.  An underinflated tire can cause the mower to cut unevenly.  Inspect and sharpen the mower blades and change the oil.  Put fresh gas in the tank and make sure the mower starts and runs properly.

If you haven’t had your soil tested in a few years, now is a great time to take soil samples to your local extension agent for testing.  You will have the results back in time to choose the proper fertilizer and to adjust the soil pH as needed.

If you have any questions about spring landscaping, your local landscape services professional will be happy to help.

Fall Landscaping

Fall is here and with it comes a change in the seasonal color patterns.  One of the fun times of fall is the harvest season and (for children) Halloween.  Harvest colors are common color themes to consider adding to your seasonal landscaping to add a ‘new’ look to your home that is current and creative.

Pumpkins and mums are popular seasonal colors this time of year.  Easy to place strategically throughout your front yard and porch, the bright oranges, yellows, and dark purples add a touch of autumn to your home with little work.  If you are going to carve the pumpkin, remember that once carved, the pumpkin will begin to rot and will only last for about three to five days, depending on the local temperature.

A better alternative is to paint a pumpkin face with acrylic paints.  Children enjoy helping with this project, and it can be a fun way to have an inexpensive family project one Saturday afternoon.

Other fall tips for your yard include placing scarecrows or other Halloween decorations.  Bales of hay can be great ‘background’ pieces for a few pieces of lawn color and decoration, and are easy to remove when the season is over.

Updating your yard through the seasons adds value to your home by increasing the ‘curb’ appeal.  These updates can be inexpensive and fun to do, while still adding value to your home.  For a complete renovation of your yard, consider contacting a local professional landscaper to help develop a design and pattern that works well with your home and neighborhood.