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Outdoor Projects for Fall

Posted on : 28-08-2019 | By : Rohinton Gatta | In : Building Trends

We’re coming up quickly on the fall season and most of you are probably dreading the thought of putting gardens to bed and raking leaves.

But there’s a lot more that can be done to your outdoor space in the fall then just clean up the yard. Here are some landscaping projects that are perfect to tackle in the fall season.

Plant New Trees, Shrubs and Perennials in the Fall

There are many reasons why planting in the fall is an optimal time of year. A very obvious ones just coming out of the hot, dry summer months is that the weather tends to be cooler and there’s more precipitation. This tends to be better for the majority of plants that do well in our climate. As the weather continues to cool there’s also less bugs and pests that may feed on new plants.

 

Tackle Outdoor Construction Projects

Lower temperatures and shorter days with less direct sunlight make the fall the perfect time for outdoor improvements. Some projects you may want to consider are retaining walls, perfecting your patio, building that much needed stone path or installing a sprinkler system. Planning and completing  construction project now means you may need to wait out the winter to really enjoy the fruits of your labour. But it also means you won’t be dealing with a wet spring, or hot summer making the work easier to complete.

Lawn Care

Fertilizing and seeding your lawn are great projects to tackle in the fall. Fertilizing allows your lawn to build up nutrients to stay healthy over the winter. Seeding in the fall is ideal because seeds will stay damp longer in the cooler weather.

Add Outdoor Lighting

With shorter days adding some outdoor lighting can extend the use of your yard and patio long after the sun has set. It’s also added safety for people walking on your property.  Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.

Painting

Refresh the look of your home with a paint job. Whether it’s your door, trim, patio or porch you’ll want to get this done before it’s too cold out. If you have peeling or exposed wood painting before the winter weather hits to prevent damage to wood from ice and snow. Be cautious of cold days as all paints and stains have an ideal temperature they should be used in. Using the wrong paint in colder weather could mean you’re redoing the job next spring.

Whatever project you decide to tackle, it can add a lot more fulfilling than raking leaves and cutting back shrubs does. There’s no reason to pack up your patio set just yet.

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