Fall yard maintenance in Kelowna is a great way to get ahead of the game. Be more like your neighbour Tom this year and prepare early. Come spring, you’ll be set and ready to kick off the landscaping season. Cleaning up your outdoor spaces before the harsh winter arrives is essential. In fact, it can help protect and preserve the integrity of your tools, irrigation, gutters, and more! Follow this Tom-approved checklist for getting your yard in order.
First Couple of Steps to Fall Yard Maintenance in Kelowna.
- Clean your gutters!
We see this with so many of our clients. Cleaning your gutters is an essential part of the fall cleanup routine. It prevents blockage, so your roof can properly drain. Getting all the leaves and dirt and muck out of your gutters will ensure your roof doesn’t need to be replaced earlier than it should. To begin cleaning, start with a small garden trowel or your own gloved hands and scoop the gunk out. Then rinse with a hose and voila clean gutters. Of course, it will not seem this easy during the process. However, your roof will thank you. If you have any troubles contact us at Fuller’s Landscaping Co.
- Blow out your irrigation
If you don’t want burst pipes and broken irrigation in the spring this step is essential. Blowing out your sprinklers can be done by the homeowner. Or, you can call us at Fuller’s for a little help winding down your property for the winter. This step mustn’t be overlooked. Don’t give Tom the satisfaction of watching your pipes burst. Get it done right.
- Get yer’ snippers and clippers out
Plants need to be tended to before the cold weather kicks in. Save your perennials from the freezing cold by giving them a little snip. Pruning your grasses and perennial plants will make for clean growth in the Spring. Trees are another plant to take your clipping tools to. Cut off dead branches and unhealthy parts that may cause you trouble come snowfall. The last thing you want is a dead branch snapping off and coming through your roof mid-winter. Although, some plants do prefer to be left alone. Click here to learn about what to prune this fall.
Maintenance List Cont’d!
- Garden Maintenance
If you are the proud owner of a vegetable garden, fall is a great time to get started on next year’s fruits and veggies. Have you always wondered how your neighbour Tom’s garden consistently does better than your own? The answer is probably in the soil. Tom likely uses a blend of compost-rich dirt in combination with last year’s planting soil. By adding compost to your garden you enhance the soil with all sorts of nutrients. Thus, creating the perfect foundation for a great garden. Remove the old plants and till the soil before you add the compost. By adding this to your fall yard maintenance list, Tom’s garden will stand no chance come spring. Sorry, not sorry, Tom.
- Sweep Away Last Season
One of the easiest ways to prepare for winter and spring is to clean the ground. Start by raking up the leaves on your lawn. This will help prevent pest infestations and mould. If your lawn is large, you can opt for a leaf blower. Next, you’ll want to clean up the planting beds. Rake or blow the overgrowth and leaves into a pile and compost them. Any plants that you do not wish to see again should be destroyed, not composted. The same thing goes for walkways, driveways, and patios. By taking these measures you are giving yourself a clean slate for the spring.
- Clean your tools
Cleaning your tools is an often-overlooked task. When fall comes to a close, cleaning your tools is a very necessary step. By cleaning your shovels, rakes, trowels, blowers, etc you are lengthening their lifespan. When debris sits on your tools, it weakens the structure. Therefore, causing them to break more easily when you take them out of hibernation in the spring.
Get Your Fall Yard Maintenance in Kelowna Done by a Professional.
Cleaning up after the warm month can be a big task. There are lots of steps to ensure that you have a great foundation to work with when spring rears its head again. If you need any help with executing these tasks before winter, contact us today. We’d be more than happy to help you prepare your yard for the coming months. Be sure to check out our social media here for project examples and more. Feel free to reach out any time with an inquiry or to receive a quote. We look forward to working with you soon!