What should you plan for?
Fall Clean-up in Oakville
To properly put your garden to bed you must ensure that a thorough and proper clean-up is completed. By using the experience of Forevergreen Landscaping, you’ll be ensured that your garden is tucked in safe and sound for the winter months. First we cut back and clean up. Some perennials should be pruned in the Fall to optimize their growth in the Spring. This process is usually completed after the first frost or once trees and shrubs are dormant. Our experts will pay special attention to potentially diseased or pest-ridden plants to minimize problems when regrowth starts.
To clean up, all annuals must be removed. Waiting until the following spring only damages the appeal of your garden and makes clean-up more difficult, so this should be done in the fall. Any plants that bear fruit must also be tended to, ensuring that no fruits or vegetables are left behind to rot. This, along with overgrown trees and shrubs, will attract animals and pests seeking food and shelter as it gets cooler.
Winter Preparation in Oakville
We know Oakville winters, and with over 20 years of experience in Halton, Forevergreen experts know how to best prepare your landscape for the coming months. Winter prep in Oakville focuses on protecting plants. Depending on the wildlife in your area, tree guards for deer or rabbits may be worthwhile to shield hungry animals from tempting plants. There are also dozens of plant-specific preparations that must be taken to ensure your plants survive the harsh cold. Non-native species need especial care. Rose bushes, for example, may be protected with mulch around the base which can then be removed in the Spring. No part of your yard will be left neglected.
The heart and soul of your landscape is the soil, and soil preparation is one of the most important parts of Winter readiness. Amendments to your soil for pH and other conditions are best completed in the Fall. Beds can also be prepared to make planting annuals in the Spring trouble-free. We will determine for your yard what debris is best mulched and used as compost and what is best left for disposal giving you the healthiest soil in the Spring.