The first day of fall is less than a month away, which means it’s time to start preparing for the changing season. The end of summer is an exciting time for homeowners because it’s a new opportunity to enjoy your property and the beautiful foliage. Ensure that your property is prepared for the change, and discover how you can prep your Maryland landscape for autumn!
Remove Dead Foliage
By preparing your landscape for fall, you can reduce the amount of yard work you have to do during the winter and spring! Clearing your property of dead foliage doesn’t just improve curb appeal, but it also limits the spread of moisture and decay throughout your landscape. Start by cutting back annuals and perennials. Cut the grass, cut back any shrubs, and remove dead tree branches.
Clean the Exterior of Your Home
Now is a great time to complete a few end-of-summer chores, like washing the windows! Take this time to clear out any leaves or debris from the gutters and downspouts. Assess your home and consider any improvements you would like to make before the weather changes. Late August is the perfect time to start thinking about home improvement projects for winter and next spring!
Fall is a great season to plant new trees or shrubs on your landscape. Start planning your fall planting projects now so you’re prepared when the season changes. Talk to the experts at Matthews Construction and Design about landscape design. Their team can help you choose the best plants for your property and your project!
Mulch Trees and Plants
Mulching trees and plants during the fall is a great way to ensure their health throughout the season. Order your mulch now, so it arrives before the temperature drops. If it arrives too early, store your mulch in the shed until you’re ready to lay it down. Spread two to three inches of fresh mulch around the base of a tree or plant to enrich the soil and keep weeds from forming.
Call Matthews Construction and Design
Are you ready to improve your Maryland landscape? The professionals at Matthews Construction and Design can help. For over four decades, Matthews Construction and Design has been transforming landscapes through stonework, concrete work, and other hardscape installations.
Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.