After one of the wettest the summers Edmonton has experienced in decades, fall is just around the corner. For commercial business owners, fall prep plays an important role in ensuring your lawn is ready for the coming winter, as well as ready to spring back to life once the colder months are over. With the proper maintenance plan in place, you can help your property look its best all year round. Below are 4 easy tips for fall yard prep.

What Are The Main Goals Of Getting Fall Ready?

Before we dive into the specifics yard care, we want to highlight why it’s important to take the time to make sure your property is ready for the change of seasons. While it may be tempting to just leave things “as is” from summer to winter, preparing for the in between will help protect you from potential risks once the cold hits. Even though it may take some extra effort, tending to your yard is well worth the payoff.

Where To Start

The first step to preparing your yard for fall is to begin to deadhead, cut back, and split perennial flowers. Doing so will allow them to continue to bloom healthily and prepare for the dormant season.

Getting Your Lawn Ready

If you’ve stayed on top of regular trimming and weed removal for your lawn during the summer, you’ll be in good shape to head into the autumn months. Make sure to give your lawn a fresh trim before the snow hits, as well as to get rid of any weeds, leaves, or other buildup that may have accumulated over time.

Aerate and Fertilize

After mowing and tiding your lawn, you’ll want to aerate the yard to give your grass a chance to breathe, as well as to absorb nutrients during the winter. Applying a high nitrogen fertilizer will give your lawn a chance to replenish itself during the colder months, and will help it return to a lush state in the spring.

Tend To Your Hardscaping

Also worth noting is the importance of tending to physical structures on your property. Make sure any sprinkler systems are prepared for cold weather to avoid sudden line bursts, and clear drains/eaves troughs to reduce the risk of them becoming overloaded with frozen debris.

Have A Winter Care Plan In Place

If you are a commercial property owner, you’re likely aware of the importance of having a solidified maintenance plan for your lot once the winter rolls around. Partnering with a qualified team to provide sanding and snow removal services will allow you to focus on running your business, while ensuring that your property remains safe for visitors.

Learn more about fall landscaping options, as well as winter maintenance by contacting GDB today.