Ah, the joys of a beautiful, well maintained front lawn. If you live in the suburban stretches of Bucks or Montgomery counties, there’s a good chance your property includes a lawn. Of course, whether that lawn is something of which you can be duly proud is another matter altogether. Landscape maintenance in Philadelphia—keeping its grass an ideally bright shade of green, with a thick and healthy appearance and a shining luster—is not always an easy task.
In fact, so difficult can the chore of maintaining a beautifully manicured lawn sometimes be that we’re often asked if there’s some magic bullet that, when added to a regular lawn care regimen, might result in a lawn straight off the pages of a gardening magazine.
In our most recent blog post, we took a look at some of the most critical tasks any commercial property manager will need to complete this fall in order to properly prepare his or her landscape for the coming winter. Lawn aeration, the application of mulch, the wholesale removal of summer annuals or perennials—you get the gist.
We also touched on the huge importance of properly winterizing your property’s irrigation system before the end of fall. But because that particular task can be so incredibly costly if it isn’t done right (and also because we spent less than 100 words discussing it), we figured it might be useful to dive a bit deeper into the subject by devoting an entire post to irrigation system winterizing: why it’s so important, and frankly, why you need an irrigation systems professional—in this instance, a commercial landscaper in Bucks County—to handle the job for you.
Listen: We get it. Now that the Bucks and Montgomery county area’s Indian Summer has finally given way to the cooler and much more manageable days of autumn, it may seem tempting to pull back a bit on the cleanup and maintenance of your commercial property. After all, autumn leaves are about the only thing cluttering your sidewalks. And before long, the snows of winter will be blanketing your entire grounds.
As the seasons change, so should your landscaping practices to keep up with your landscape maintenance.
The challenges you face when tending to your garden and your lawn during the summer are different than the ones you’ll deal with when fall arrives. But these are challenges that you’ll be able to overcome with the right preparation. Read on to learn some tips for transitioning your landscape from summer to fall:
Transitioning Your Residential or Commercial Landscape
- This is a good time to deal with problems with your lawn. Start with core aeration, the practice of mechanically removing small bits of thatch and soil from your lawn to help it breathe. As the summer’s hottest temperatures recede, you can, well, reseed your lawn.
- Give your lawn a rest from the mower and let your grass grow a bit. This gives your lawn time to recover without having to expend energy on regrowing.
- If you have water features in your yard, start to cover them. This will keep fallen leaves from clogging their irrigation systems.
For many people, summertime means time to relax.
But when it comes to lawn care, it’s hard to take a summer vacation. This is the season for drought, weeds, and pests.
Here are a few tips to make this summer’s landscape maintenance in PA & NJ a bit more manageable:
When you have important business to conduct, you get dressed up. You might be meeting a new client for the first time, and you want to make a good impression.
The same thinking should apply to your commercial landscape maintenance. What do you want customers to see when they arrive: a drab corporate cinderblock, or lovingly-cultivated landscaping?
Here are a few tips for commercial landscape maintenance in PA to help make your property look its best: