There should be no question that the spring and summer seasons are the busiest when it comes to strata lawn and garden maintenance. However, if you are under the impression that there is little to nothing to be done to maintain your strata lawn and garden during the fall, you are sorely mistaken. In fact, you may argue that the cooler seasons are most important for protecting your lawn and garden to ensure that your property and surrounding landscaping is in excellent condition all year round.
At Westcoast Lawn and Gardens we specialize in providing year-round services to keep your lawn and garden as healthy as possible.
Some of the more obvious off season landscaping tasks offered by Westcoast Lawn and Gardens include removing leaves and debris, pulling weeds, and seeding and fertilizing your lawn. Rotting leaves and debris can actually be harmful to your lawn. Indeed, if leaves and debris are not removed, they can actually smother your grass and block sunlight. Ideally, you should have your leaves removed or mulched so that they break down more easily. That being said, the smell of rotting leaves can also be quite unpleasant, and strata members often prefer that debris is completely removed.
Next, fall weed removal can also help prevent the growth of weeds come spring. By removing weeds in the fall, you are sure to have fewer weeds come spring – ultimately, regular weed removal helps keep your strata lawn and garden looking great year-round while also making things easier to maintain in the spring and summer months. With this in mind, it is also important to remember that on the west coast, the growing season never really ends. Your lawn will likely need to be regularly mowed, sometimes well into or even throughout the winter depending on local temperatures. Keeping your lawn shorter in the fall and winter promotes a healthier lawn in the spring and summer.
For a strata lawn that is really impressive, it is important to feed the lawn in the fall. Fertilizing reinforces the roots of your grass, especially when your lawn has been damaged by a dry, hot summer. Likewise, applying weed and feed is best done in the fall if you want to effectively kill clover, dandelion, and other lawn weeds. Moreover, for strata lawns that get a lot of traffic, the fall is a great time to make repairs to bare areas of grass. Our team at Westcoast Lawn and Gardens can inspect your lawn for any signs of damage and make the necessary repairs so your lawn comes back even healthier in the spring.
Next, when it comes to gardens and plants, pruning and trimming are vital fall lawn and garden maintenance tasks. Pruning removes broken, diseased, and dead branches from trees and shrubs to ensure the plant continues to be healthy for years to come. Especially if you have fruit bearing trees on your property, pruning is critical to next year’s harvest. Additionally, effective pruning can prevent dangerous overhangs, damage to building structures, and helps to maintain the beauty of the plant.
These are just a few of the fall lawn and garden maintenance services provided by Westcoast Lawns and Gardens. For more information about how we can help you maintain your strata lawn and garden in beautiful condition, contact our team of professionals today.