With Fall comes cooler nights, apple picking, cider donuts and pumpkin spice everything. To kick things off we’ve once again decorated Maple Tree Place! So when you’re out enjoying the Fall festivities, don’t forget to reserve your spot for a landscaping project next Spring!
Here are some things you can do in the late summer to ensure a healthy and lively lawn and garden for the rest of this year and next!
On the hotter days of summer water evaporates fast, and your plants will appreciate a good watering early in the morning to get them through the scalding days.
The sooner you weed the better. It will be less work for you in the long run if you pull out weeds as soon as they grow. By waiting until there’s enough to be an eyesore you’re giving them the time to establish strong roots, making it harder to pull them up.
Dividing plants such as peonies, day lilies and iris after the flowers stop blooming makes it less likely that they will be affected by pests and disease.
By raising the blade on your lawnmower you help keep the roots of the grass cool on hotter days. You can also wait to cut grass until later in the afternoon when it’s cooler, so that the grass has time overnight to recover.
Flowers can continue to grow new buds as long as the weather is warm. You can help them do this by cutting off the flowers that are dead or dying. This way the plant won’t waste its energy on seeds, but rather growing more beautiful flowers.
Deciduous bushes, non flowering evergreens and deadhead perennials can be pruned in late summer. This allows for thicker foliage and more flowers.
You want your plants to do well, and feeding them nutrient-rich compost is good for them. You can mix lawn clippings (make sure they’re weed free) with vegetative leftovers (free of seeds) and soil. Let this mixture decompose for a few months then use it as a superfood for your plants.
It took 5 members of our Vermont Landscape Company close to 8 hours to plant just shy of 4,000 plants at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington, VT last Thursday. They were planting pansies, nemesia and some perennials to add some early spring color to the grounds of this upscale Vermont hotel. This same crew will return there in a few weeks to plant the summer annuals.
One of the landscape designers and toe gardener of our Vermont landscaping company planted just over 1,000 Pansies at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington yesterday. The yellow, blue and white pansies add some early spring color to the grounds and terraces of this prominent downtown hotel.
Winter Storm Nemo had this Vermont landscaping company's crews working around the clock on Friday and into Saturday to ensure that our commercial plowing accounts were taken care of and their lots remained clean.
Both the Operations Manager and Shop/ Yard Forman of this Vermont landscaping company, have been keeping busy in our shop this week maintaining or repairing all of our plowing equipment. They work diligently to keep all of our equipment in perfect working order at all times, because you never know when the next big snowstorm is on its way!