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3 Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

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Paying proper attention to the landscaping of your home is a great way to improve your home’s value. In fact, studies have found that a well-kept landscape can increase the perceived value of a home by between 5% and 11%! That translates to tens of thousands of dollars!

But landscaping maintenance is about more than improving the financial value of your home. It makes your home more enjoyable to live in. Since you spend practically every day in your home, this is a powerful way to improve your own quality of life!

Read on to learn all about three landscaping maintenance tips that can beautify your home!

1. Use Aeration for Powerful Lawn Maintenance

Water does more for your lawn than just provide the water that your grass needs. It also affects the quality of the soil that the grass has to grow in.

If you have experienced a dry spell, there is a good chance that your soil has dried out and become hard-packed. Not only does this make it difficult for grass to grow, but it can last a long time. Because hard-packed soil does not absorb water well, once this problem starts, it can maintain itself if you don’t do something about it.

Lawn aeration is the solution. A lawn aerating tool will create many small holes in the soil of your lawn. These small holes allow water to sink in and break up compacted soil.

As an added bonus, lawn aeration can also help the roots of your grass to grow deeper. This will make it more resistant to future hard times

2. Use Fertilizer for Quality Yard Care

You might think that fertilizer is mostly for producing excellent produce on a farm. But the truth is that any plant can benefit from the extra nutrition of quality fertilizer.

Different types of grasses do better with different timelines of fertilizer application. Bermuda grass and Zoysia do best when fertilizer is applied early in September.

On the other hand, grasses like ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass do best when they receive an application of fertilizer both in September and again later on in the fall.

3. Use Regular Watering for Proper Lawn Care

Watering is one of the most important landscaping maintenance tips that can keep your lawn healthy. If your lawn never dries out, then you won’t end up with compacted soil.

Loose, well-watered soil allows plants to dig in their roots deeply. This deeper growth allows your lawn to grow robust and over the years, it can help your lawn become resistant to all kinds of stresses.

An average lawn might need about 1 inch of water per week. When temperatures start to cool down in the fall, this is a great time to carefully water your lawn. It is best to water in the early morning.

Depending on the area you live in and the prevalence of rain over the previous few months, a good landscaping design strategy might include more or less watering. The drier it has been, the more important it is to regularly water.

Your home is valuable and deserves your care and attention!

Keep Your Home Looking Beautiful With Landscaping Maintenance

We hope that you were able to learn something helpful from this brief article on landscaping maintenance. Keeping your home looking beautiful is a great way to improve your own quality of life and present your home in the best way possible.

To learn more about homeownership, insurance, and more, you can reach out and get in touch with us at any time!

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