Summer has drawn to a close and our area is once again bathed in the beauty of fall’s color. With the colder weather just around the corner, there is still much that needs to be done to ensure your lawn’s health for next season. Now is the time to aerate and/or seed your lawn. Thinning, bare spots, disease lesions and insect damage are all things that should be addressed now. By aerating and seeding in the fall, you will go a long way to correcting any deficiencies your lawn may have. Aerating helps restore your lawn’s ability to resist disease, absorb moisture, as well as maintain an adequate soil compaction level. And taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and abundant moisture will help to ensure that seed will germinate, either now or in the spring (depending on how quickly the soil temperatures drop).

Also, now is the time to address your trees and shrubs. Your ornamentals are an expensive investment, and unfortunately are all too often ignored. Shrubs and younger trees should be fertilized twice a year-once in the spring and once in the fall to ensure their long-term health. Ornamentals take in fertilizer in the early spring to help them come out of winter dormancy and also to prepare them for the summer months ahead. In the fall, they need to store up nutrients to help them make it through the rough winter months, and that is why now is the time to deep-root fertilize them. This special blend of fertilizer is designed to feed them consistently throughout the winter, helping them to thrive.

Lastly, now is the time to prune. Pruning is necessary to ensure that plants maximize their growth potential by removing dead branches that can adversely affect growth patterns. Pruning will enhance the overall aesthetics of your landscape, helping to beautify your property and add vigor to your trees and shrubs. If we can help you with any of these services, please call our office today-815-469-5566.

Thank you for putting your trust in us.

Jim Webb, President