During the fall season we need to show our lawns a little bit more care as we move into the he final throes of the growing season. Here are some fall lawn care tips that will help you give your Colorado landscape the proper TLC that it needs.
1. Reduce weekly maintenance. You want to mow your lawn less frequently and cut down on the watering.
2. Apply a final application of fertilizer. Look for a fertilizer that has a formulation high in nitrogen and potassium. These minerals are good for the roots.
3. Core aerate the lawn. Before you have your sprinkler system winterized, aeration will pull plugs of soil and sod out of the lawn and the holes will open up the soil so the roots can take in maximum moisture during the winter.
4. Zap turf weeds. Now is the time to get after turf weeds. By ding one last round of weed control you will have fewer weeds at the start of spring.
Lifescape Associates can take care of your Denver/ Boulder area landscape from design and installation to regular maintenance, just give us a call at 303-831-8310.
We hate to admit it but winter is just around the corner. It is now, during the fall, that is the best time for Colorado residents to call in and schedule the winterization/ irrigation shut off for their landscape.Why is this so important? As a part of your regular seasonal landscape maintenance, keeping your irrigation system working efficiently can only save you money on costly repairs and help keep your lawn healthy.
If you choose not to winterize your irrigation system, you run the risk of water in your pipes freezing and causing stress enough to crack or break your pipes and sprinkler. You also risk ice causing damage to your backflow prevention valves, valve chambers and manual ball valves.
Call Lifescape Associates at 303-831-8310 to schedule your winterization/ irrigation shut off. Taking the time to prepare your irrigation system for the freezing winter months will keep you from the headache of extensive and expensive repair work.
The autumn season is a beautiful time in Colorado. From the changing of the leaves to the slight chill in the air, Fall is great time to get started on a few landscaping projects. One project in particular is including a variety of non-flowering plants in your landscape. Here are three great non-flowering plants, courtesy of ALCC:
1. Sedum Choosing sedum in different shapes and sizes will offer your landscape interesting foliage and texture amid the more showy blooming plants.
2. Ornamental kale This is a great fall plant because it works well as a mounding plant in containers. You can plant it in pots between groups of spill-over Plenti-fall petunias.
3. Grasses Reminding us of fall grains, grasses of differing shapes and colors are very effective in creating autumn ambience. Grasses can add interest to your planting beds as well as be the tall focal point in containers.
Just make sure that when you do add new fall plants to your beds or containers, you give them adequate water right after planting. If you need a professional landscaping contractor to get your Denver or Boulder area landscape looking its best this fall season, contact Lifescape Associates at 303-831-8310.
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Now that the fall season is here your petunias will become less perky as the season progresses. You want to begin considering different flower options now for something that is more seasonal. Luckily, there are a variety of colorful plants to choose from that will have your lawn looking perfect for pumpkin season.
Pansies are a wonderful option and new this year is a variety of pansy called PlentiFALL. Available in assorted colors, these PlentiFALL pansies are great for cascading out of containers due to their trailing growth. Another reason why pansies are such a good choice is because of the value you receive from the cost. Pansies will come back for three seasons, making them a very cost efficient plant.
For the fall season, you can do a combination of black and orange pansies that play on both the pumpkin and Halloween season, plus add some eye-catching color to your garden or entryway.
Lifescape Associates can design and plant your beautiful fall garden, just give us a call at 303-831-8310.
When it comes to enjoying your backyard after the sun has set, you really need the proper lighting to set the mood and provide adequate illumination. You must think of your outdoor lighting as having a dual personality. On the one hand, a particular lighting is great for adding sparkle and ambiance to your evening soirees, but on the other hand you have to have the right amount for safety reasons.
Here are a few lighting outdoor lighting fixtures you may want to consider.
- Torches and Candles – wonderful for setting a casual mood, best when lining a path or surrounding a patio
- Lanterns – great for lighting entryways, paths and gardens
- Outdoor chandeliers – great for setting the mood lighting in outdoor dining spaces
There are plenty of ornamental fixtures available today that will add a certain magical warm glow to your outdoor living spaces. If you need a professional to design and install a landscape lighting plan for you Denver area home, contact Lifescape Associates