The official start of fall arrives this week, so you may already be preparing for the fall and winter seasons and what they mean for your lawn care, trees, and shrubs. While plants and grass go dormant in the winter, you can provide treatments and care in the fall to ensure your landscape maintains its health during the coldest months and comes back revived and ready to grow in spring. Year-round lawn care is important if you are committed to keeping your lawn healthy. You can contact Scientific Plant Service for the treatments you need to provide your property with the care it requires. When you provide this year-round care, you can enjoy improved lawn growth, pest protection, and damage prevention.
Lawn Growth and Development
Though leaves begin to fall and plants start to go dormant in fall and winter, roots will continue to grow into the colder months. Grass roots absorb and store nutrients during these cold months, so it’s always best to limit traffic on your turf in autumn, as it gives your lawn a chance to breathe before going dormant. Fall is also an ideal time for fertilizing and supplying your yard with the nutrients it needs to encourage a strong return in spring.
Services That Promote Year-Round Growth
Your year-round lawn care will include essential services from Scientific Plant Services that promote continual healthy growth. For example:
- Fall and Spring Fertilization: Give your lawn the boost it needs for healthy growth
- Broadleaf weed control
- Preventive grub control
- Deep Root Tree Fertilization: Keep your trees resistant to disease and healthy throughout the year
- Aeration and Overseeding: Fill in patchy areas and loosen up the soil to improve lawn growth and the absorption of nutrients, air, and water
Pest and Animal Control
Pests and wild animals are a year-round threat to your lawn and landscape. Depending on the seasons, Scientific Plant Service offers various treatments to keep your lawn and landscape free from various pests, such as:
In fall, deer repellent can be especially helpful in limiting the risk of deer intruding on your property and eating your garden and landscape plants. Their frequent feeding can kill your plants and ruin the appearance of your landscape. Eliminating mosquitoes and ticks makes your property safer for your family and pets, as these pests can transmit diseases.
Lawn grubs can ruin your turf as they feed on the roots. They also attract moles, which burrow tunnels in your yard and create significant damage.
Prevention of Damage and Disease
Preventing damage and diseases that affect your turf, trees, and shrubs is part of year-round lawn and landscape care. Damage can occur throughout the seasons and can, in turn, make your lawn or shrubs more vulnerable to disease. Scientific Plant Service can help you prevent damage and disease by:
- Implementing deer repellent programs
- Advising on the best mulch and insulation for shrubs
- Applying anti-desiccants to trees or shrubs to prevent damage from winter winds
- Recommending consistent and healthy watering schedules for grass and plants
- Applying preventative disease treatments tailored to particular problems
Year-round attention and care for your landscape are necessary to maintain your beautiful property. Call Scientific Plant Service today to learn more about which services we recommend for the upcoming fall season.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.