Now that fall is on its way, it’s time to tackle your autumn landscaping and lawn to-do list. Let’s recap the common tasks that need to get done – and the tools needed to complete them – to make sure you get everything completed before the snowflakes fly.
Trim Perennials and Dead Limbs
Fall brings more than just autumn foliage; it also means the wilting of perennials and the dormant period for bushes and trees, as well. Now is the time to go through and trim all of your plants to clear out any dead limbs and help these plants get ready to grow new and fresh next spring. If you have a lot of dead limbs and you don’t have enough space to deal with them, a chipper might be needed to help clear out the waste. LJ Elter & Son has wood chippers and hedge clippers available that can help you get the job done fast!
Some use a rake, but if you want to clean up all of the leaves on your lawn fast, you might want to use a blower. LJ Elter & Son also has leaf blowers and vacuums available from several leading manufacturers to help clean up those pesky leaves. Taking care of leaves not only makes your lawn look nicer, but prevents the leaves from choking out the grass beneath which can stifle growth or lead to grass death and brown patches when spring comes around.
Mow One Last Time
Once all the leaves are cleaned up, go over your lawn one last time with your lawn mower. By cutting your lawn in the fall, you can get rid of any stray leaves and ensure your lawn is cut short and fresh, ready to grow again in the spring.
Fire Up Your Snow Blower
Now we all know once fall is done, winter is right behind, bringing cold and snow along with it. Before the first snowfall, be sure to fire up your snow blower to make sure it starts so you don’t get stuck having to shovel when the first snow hits. If yours doesn’t turn over, LJ Elter & Sons has got you covered. We offer a full range of repair services and parts to help you get your blower started again or, if it can’t be fixed, we also have a range of great new snow blowers and other winter equipment as well, from manufacturers you can trust like Ariens and Toro.
If you have any more fall landscaping work and need equipment for it, stop in to LJ Elter & Son today. We offer landscaping supplies and outdoor power equipment to help you get through all four seasons and each of our four locations. For more information, stop in and see us or give us a call today.