When it comes to fall landscaping in Calgary, there are a few things you can do to really improve the quality of your soil, plants and aesthetics before the dreaded winter. Some of these are simple things, like cutting back brambles and branches, and others may seem over the top, but are actually best practice, like keeping your lawn free of leaves and natural detritus.
Today, we offer several of these tips and some of the best ways to manage them before the frost comes along. Let’s get started!
Calgary Landscaping Tips for Fall
Keep Your Lawn Clean
It might seem counterintuitive to clean all the dead organic matter off your lawn since it will naturally biodegrade through the winter, but this actually helps in a few ways. One of the ways it helps is by reducing the risk of rot and plant death underneath the detritus. Another way it helps is by giving you the opportunity to collect a fair amount of good quality organic matter, which we’ll talk about using later on.
Cut Back Your Bushes and Brambles
For landscaping in Calgary, an essential part of fall preparation is cutting back your brushes and brambles. This will help prepare you for the subsequent growing season, and you can also take advantage of the more dense organic matter for your increasing pile of “waste” matter.
Compost & Mulch Your Garden Beds
Now that you have a large collection of leaves, wood scraps, dead grass, clippings and other organic matter, you can apply these to great effect in your garden beds. By laying a healthy layer of these materials over your garden beds before winter, you give them time and space to decompose and release their nutrients into the soil. As a result, the spring season will see a replenished and reinvigorated garden bed that will produce larger, healthier plants. It’s the perfect cycle!
Calgary Landscaping Done Right
If you don’t relish the idea of using your existing materials to great effect or handling all the other necessary fall gardening activities (aerating, raking, watering, seeding, mowing, etc.), don’t worry! MAD Landscaping is here to help make your property maintenance and landscaping desires a reality and to maintain them with expert care and attention.
At Making a Difference Landscaping, we understand the importance of creating spaces that resonate with our clients. If you want us to help you achieve your landscaping vision or provide quality maintenance to your hard work’s results, please don’t hesitate to give one of our specialists in Calgary a call to discuss any of your questions.