Labor Day Landscaping

We know that it is not really fall yet, but for many Labor Day weekend equals the unofficial start of fall. With Labor Day on the horizon and the fall season not too far behind, it is important to remember that landscaping needs a fall refresh as well. Here are some helpful things to keep in mind for the upcoming season:

Fall Color

Mums are a great addition for fall color. These are easy to find out front at many local grocery stores and nurseries. A simple pot on the porch, or planting them in a few key flower beds will add a little life and color to your landscaping. 

Pruning

The fall season is not equivalent to the dormant season that many plant varieties in the south experience during winter. Many varieties are still growing and still need to be tended to throughout the fall. Pruning shrubs and bushes during the fall will lead to less spring clean up in this area.

Basic Yard Maintenance

Many of the grass varieties in the south continue to grow in the fall season. They may slow down a little bit, but the trimming, edging, and mowing must continue until the winter dormant season kicks in. 

Disease

Keep an eye on those trees, bushes, shrubs, and plants in the fall and throughout the year. Always be on the lookout for signs of disease. Anything that looks out of the ordinary should be identified by a certified arborist. Contact Hutcheson Horticultural Company for a certified arborist to take a look at your plants and trees as necessary.

Maintain Crape MyrtlesCrape Myrtles

Do you have any of these southern beauties on your property? As the flowers fade and die, this is the perfect time of year to remove and trim Crape Myrtles.

Weed Control

If there are weeds in flower beds or grass, this may be the time to apply a post-emergent. Treat as necessary in an effort to be proactive and keep the weeds under control before they get out of control. 

Going Green

Varieties of grass in the north Georgia area go dormant for the winter. Fescue grass responds well to aerating and overseeding if you want to see those luscious greens. September 15 marks the date to begin taking care of these and fertilize your fescue as well.

Contact us today for a free estimate for your landscaping maintenance and installation needs.