The summer season is quickly simmering away and fall will be here before you know it. What you do this fall can set the stage for smooth sailing next year when it comes to your outdoor landscape and equipment. Here are Fall landscaping tips in Omaha to get your prepared.
Fall Landscaping Tips in Omaha
Homeowners should start to prepare their exterior property for the harsh winter weather to ensure that come spring, you’re ready to enjoy your garden or yard. Not only will this make sure that your home’s curb appeal is at its best, but any necessary repairs that you discover in the spring will be a lot easier to take care of.
Get Rid of Dead Foliage
Just as you would wash and mend your summer clothes before putting them in storage for the winter, you’ll want to get rid of any dead plants, leaves and branches before the winter. This will make your yard look cleaner and less like you’ve abandoned your property for the winter. Removing dead landscaping includes cutting back dead annuals, perennials, grass, shrub and tree branches, as well as raking leaves and fixing any dead or brown patches on your lawn.
Replace Your Annuals
Now is a great time to pull out the summer annuals and replace them with cool weather varieties. Mums, pot marigolds and many types of greens are all good options. Adding in these new plants will give your window sills and pots that much-needed color to enhance the beauty of fall.
Mulch Your Trees and Plants
Nothing looks quite as good as a freshly mulched yard. Mulching in the autumn (as opposed to the spring) is a great way to make sure that your yard and garden stay healthy for the spring. Spreading 2-3 inches of fresh mulch (such as shredded leaves, bark, compost, sawdust, etc.) around the base of a tree or plant will enrich and insulate the soil, keep weeds down, protect roots from frost, and retain moisture. To avoid infecting your garden with mulch from diseased plants, be sure to buy organic mulch from home and garden stores.
Divide Overgrown Plants
Are your hostas getting out of control? Or maybe you need to divide up those asters? Breaking them into two is never a good job for a sunny, hot day. This task is best done on cooler days with rain in the forecast. Dividing perennials can also help rejuvenate them come spring.
A Plant for Every Season
To save yourself some time and money on landscaping, include plants that look fantastic in your yard no matter what season it may be. Great examples include:
- Pagoda dogwood
Don’t Forget About Hardscaping
Make sure that you leave some room for hardscaping this fall season. Sidewalks, rock formations, pavers, fountains, and stone retainer walls are all great options. If you do decide to balance your soft landscaping with hard landscaping, go for something that is functional, offers safety or security, and adds to the overall beauty of your property. Two great things about adding a fountain is that:
- it can make you feel more secluded
- blocks out noise coming from nearby streets
If you find yourself hard-pressed to make a decision regarding the type of hardscaping to include, stone is a popular choice because it doesn’t take too much work to take care of and fits in well with nearly every style of landscape. Should you be able to find a type of stone that is native to your particular area, all the better. Don’t be afraid to include more than one type of stone to add variety.
Before you throw away all of those leaves that you’re raking up, think about making them into a compost pile. Compost piles don’t take up much space and make great fuel for your plants and soil for next year. Besides ground leaves, you can also add grass clippings, vegetable trimmings, small branches and sticks, and loose flower petals.
Before you trade your shorts and flip-flops for jackets and boots, spend some time out in your yard developing your fall landscape. Rather than traveling to see the most beautiful autumn locations, you can take a look outside your window and admire the majesty of the changing seasons.
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Fire Pit Designs Landscaping Services
Imagine the ambiance created in your backyard landscape by a custom fire pit. Nothing is more inviting on a cool spring night or for fall and winter gatherings of family and friends. A fire pit may be used to provide warmth during outdoor entertaining, but also as a heat source for outdoor cooking or simply roasting marshmallows. Our trained custom fire pit installers are experts in turning your vision into reality. More…
Outdoor Living Landscaping Services
Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen offers professional outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and outdoor living room design, building, and installation services with FREE ESTIMATES. More…
Retaining Walls Landscaping Services
Enhance the beauty of your landscape with a retaining wall that is customized to coordinate with your home’s exterior. At Arbor Hills, our retaining wall designer will create a functional retaining wall that is aesthetically pleasing for your personal taste, and within your target budget. With the many materials available today, the retaining wall project you’ve been considering is just a phone call away! More…
Stamped and Colored Concrete
It is time to upgrade or replace some of the hardscape features surrounding your home? Stamped and colored concrete is a beautiful and affordable material. It enhances the color and texture featured on your home’s exterior. Stamped concrete in textures from modern to rustic are available to coordinate with your home’s existing design features. Colored concrete can be blended to match or enhance your home’s exterior color scheme. A designer from Arbor Hills will consider all these existing features at your site visit and when designing your project. More…
Patio Pavers Landscaping Services
Concrete pavers are a great way to improve your landscape and garden. They are super strong and lend themselves to many hardscaping projects. They rarely crack but if they do, each piece is easily replaceable. More…
Landscape Lighting Designs
Outdoor lighting can be nearly as important to the overall look and feel of your home as the landscaping itself. So you shouldn’t short-change yourself by skimping on quality lighting products. We are a full-service landscape and waterscape company that can solve all of your residential and commercial lighting needs anywhere in Omaha and the surrounding areas. More…
Water Feature Landscaping Designs
Imagine the sight and sound of bubbling water as you relax in your outdoor sanctuary. A water feature can give just the right ambiance to your outdoor retreat. Or, if you are looking for a water feature with traffic-slowing curb appeal, a designer from Arbor Hills will help you choose the water feature that best enhances your home. More…
Sod Installation Services
Whether you have just built your home, cleared agricultural land for your personal use or simply want to improve the look of your existing yard, having sod installed is a fast way to create the lush, green carpet of grass you want. It offers instant satisfaction rather than the weeks of waiting and anticipating whether or not your grass seed is going to grow. Plus, using sod offers a host of other benefits. More…
Mulch & Rock Landscaping Services
The concept, to design, to delivery and installation, we have more than 20 years experience in the landscaping industry in the Omaha and surrounding areas. Our services include delivery, full installation, and clean-up of mulch and rock around your beds, trees, and more. More…
Plants & Shrubs Landscaping
Plants and shrubs are the backbone of your landscape and should be the first things you plant. Proper selection will enhance a home’s appearance and increase property value while reflecting the homeowner’s style and personality. More…
Let our trained nursery professionals assist you in selecting the perfect tree or shrub to complete your landscape. We carry a selection that is unmatched in the Omaha and the surrounding areas and are willing and eager to explain our favorites. Improved varieties are introduced each year and we always strive to carry the best and newest – varieties more resistant to disease, shade trees better able to withstand storm damage and ornamentals in unique colors, shapes and sizes you have to see to believe. More…