Landscape Maintenance for Fall

Landscape maintenance in Colorado is really important this time of year.  Here at Designscapes Colorado we have put together a quick and easy guide to fall maintenance.  Plants are preparing to go dormant for the winter and are loosing their leaves.  That means clean-up time folks!  

Two key practices to keep in mind here are removing leaves, and pruning trees/shrubs.  A thick, matted layer of leaves can deprive grasses and shrubs of sunlight.  Lawns also need to breath during the winter and fall leaves can smother grass when left on top. Pruning in the fall is essential for promoting growth in the spring.  Cutting back flower/shrub beds and adding mulch will help protect plants from winter freeze.

Lawn care is also important in the fall.  First, keeping your lawn short and trimmed will help prevent the build up of dead grass, which can smother new growth in the spring.  

Lawn aeration in Denver is recommended this time of year as well.  Aeration helps to reduce soil compaction and allows water/fertilizer to reach the root zone of the lawn.  

Fall is definitely the best time to fertilize your lawn, as it has endured the long summer and needs nutrients to replenish.  Your lawn will thank you in the spring!

Winterizing your sprinkler system is paramount to prevent the cracking and breaking of pipes due to freezing.  This service will shut off your irrigation system and remove any remaining water in those pipes.

Fall is also a wonderful time to contemplate design changes for your landscape. Maybe you’ve enjoyed a friends’ outdoor living space, or just have some landscape ideas you’ve been putting off.  Here at Designscapes Colorado, we are leaders in designing and installing Colorado outdoor living spaces.  What about adding a fireplace to your landscape?  The colder months ahead shouldn’t deter you from enjoying the outdoors!  

Let our landscape designers and our maintenance professionals assist you in all your landscape needs 303 721-9003 or

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2 Responses to Landscape Maintenance for Fall

  1. Donna Minor says:

    I have an ornamental pear tree that has been in the ground since 2007 and had never been pruned. It has grown to about 12 feet and needs to be topped and kept shorter (it is blockin our full range mountain view) Is now the time to do this and can I do it myslf with the aid of a branch trimmer

    • phil says:

      Dear Donna,
      The team here at Designscapes Colorado wanted to take a moment to thank you for your comment on our daily blog. We truly appreciate your feedback. We would like to extend an invitation to you to continue to comment on our blogs. We will do our best to respond to your comment or question in a timely manner. We value your opinion and your comments and questions matter to us. To answer your question, we recommend that you have a professional arborist trim your tree for the tree’s benefit and for your safety. The best time of year to trim pear trees is in January and February once they have lost a majority of their leaves. One of the reasons that we recommend that you use a professional is because non- important branches of the tree need to be trimmed out to prevent tree damage during the winter months. Tree damage in the winter could occur from heavy wet snow sitting on the branches, causing them to break.
      Designscapes Colorado

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