Fall is a great time to blow leaves away from your shrubbery and flower beds into your grass and to mow your lawn one last time. This will give you a head start next year. By early spring, turf has already grown an inch or more by the time it turns green. If you have already removed the leaves and mowed your grass, you are a step ahead at a time that can be overwhelming to homeowners .
Fall is a great season to plant shade trees. Mid October is also the time you can stop watering your shrubbery. You will be delighted to give up that duty for a while.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your landscaping,the beautiful fall weather and the cooler temperatures. Contemplate how beautiful your yard will look next fall if you place some beautiful shade trees in your landscape now.
Many of you are calling in about the appearance of brown needles on your arborvitae. Some folks fear this is a sign that the plant is dying. Rest assured that the arborvitae is simply shedding its needles. All evergreens go through this process at some point during the growing year. The critical factor for you to watch for is whether the brown needles appear on the inside of the plant. If so, this is a natural occurrence. If the brown needles appear on the outer layers of the plant, you may have reason for concern.