Tips To Keep Your Business Landscaping Looking Good This Fall

  • By ASPM
  • 05 Oct, 2017
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ASPM Landscapes, a top choice for commercial landscaping services near Norfolk, NE , has the expertise to keep your business landscaping looking good this fall. We’ve even gone ahead and assembled a list of tips that we recommend for your company.

Trim Back Dead Plants

There are two types of pruning: one which occurs in the spring and encourages flowers, bushes, and trees to grow, and another that happens in the fall, a time when you want to remove anything dead that’s lurking around your landscaping. The process of “removing the dead” includes:

  • Reducing roses to 1/3 of their height after the first frost
  • Cutting back dried-up and dead decorative perennials and grasses, and snipping all spent flower blooms
  • Removing dead annuals
  • Assessing trees and shrubs, and carefully pruning dead or dying branches
  • Removing dried blossoms from the hydrangea that’s part of your landscaping

Mulching

Many people mulch in the spring/summer, but not during the fall. This is unfortunate, because fall mulching is an excellent facilitator of year-round plant health. Spreading 2 - 3 inches of mulch around your trees and shrubs not only helps protect their roots from frost, it also maximizes moisture retention over the winter, when the humidity is virtually nil.

Caring for the Fragile Plants

If you’re serious about your business landscaping, chances are you have a few fragile, expensive shrubs that require extra special care during wintertime. Here are a few things we recommend for delicate greenery:

  • Wrap shrubs, i.e. boxwoods, in burlap
  • Create a perimeter of shredded leaves around young, exposed trees
  • Use plastic pots and buckets to cover small plants

Strategic Acquisitions

Who says you can’t plant in the fall? Not us. In fact, there are two reasons why you should consider acquiring trees and shrubs to be planted in the early fall, or up until the ground freezes: 

1) cooler weather and gentler rains mean new plants will enjoy an ideal comfort zone in which to begin their growth, and 
2) you’re likely to get a good deal from a nursery, since everything they have must be sold by December 1. This not only means the possibility of terrific sales, but also the chance to get a “group discount” if you buy several items.

Feature a final burst of color before winter by choosing mums and asters for fall container gardens. These late bloomers feature flowers for weeks rather than days so they’re a worthy investment. Mums also come in a variety of colors and bloom shapes so it’s easy to spruce up your building’s garden with these hardy plants. Consider sticking to one to two colors for maximum impact along walkways and flanking entrances. Or if you’re looking to compliment pumpkins and other seasonal decorations, consider orange, yellow, white, or bronze colored mums.  

Our professional landscaping company serving Norfolk, NE can assist your business with designing and installing fall plants. Contact us today for a full menu of our services, along with a competitive quote.

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