Archive for September, 2009

Fall Action Steps for your Colorado Landscape from Gardenhart Landscape & Design

The air has definitely cooled off  here in the Durango Colorado area the last few days, especially in the evening, with the hard frosts we have received. Many of us have lost the above ground vegetables by now.

I will share some of the fall action steps you can do for your landscape this time of year in the next few posts to this blog.

1)   Reduce the amount of water that you put to your plants, this will not only save you water, but it will start to harden them off, in preparation for really cold weather.  This is very important for your shade trees with soft bark, such as maple and ash.  Freeze cracks in the outer layers of the bark will eventually stress the tree and cause its decline.

2)   If you have a lawn,  try to keep it mowed more frequently than you might otherwise do in the summer months.  Not only does it make it easier to rake the leaves, but the lawn will over-winter much better if it is shorter.

We here at Gardenhart Landscape & Design are always happy to answer all of your questions concerning landscaping and your gardens.  People often call me with their landscape  problems that are very easy for me to suggest a solution.

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