October Landscaping Tips

Atlanta and Cherokee County LandscapingFall has officially arrived. In the Atlanta area we may still get days with bright, warm, sunny weather but your landscaping whether it shows it or not, knows that the season is changing.

The general list of what you should be doing for your landscaping during October includes –

  • Mow, trim and edge lawn areas.
  • Prune shrubs as needed
  • Inspect trees, shrubs and turf for insect and disease.( Treat as necessary)
  • Begin flower maintenance. (Deadheading, fertilization and weeding as necessary)
  • Begin leaf removal
  • Apply post-emergent to control weeds as necessary.
  • Complete aerating, over seeding and fertilizing fescue lawns.
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Apply pre-emergent to warm season turf. (Control fall and winter weeds)
  • Continue installation of fall color.
  • Start transplanting shrubs.
  • Divide perennials such as hosta and daylilies

For those looking ahead this is also a great time of year to plant new trees and shrubs as well as bulbs for spring flowers such as tulips.

But many people find October the time for outdoor decorating. Many people use the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving as the theme for outdoor decorating with pumpkins, wreaths, and even lawn inflatables.  The internet, including Facebook and Pinterest are filled with ideas and DIY tips for those looking to utilize their skills in the yard this time of year.

Hutcheson Horticultural is here to assist you with any of your October or year round landscaping needs. From seasonal trimmings and cleanups to installation of seasonal color we do it all and would love to speak to you about your landscaping needs.  You can reach us via phone at 770-924-1001 or use the “Contact Us” feature on our website.


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