Ask the ExpertsCommercial Landscaping: Your Fall ChecklistSeptember 19, 2022Now that September is here, it’s time to think about your commercial property’s fall landscaping needs.As a commercial property owner or manager, you know how important it is to maintain your grounds to boost your curb appeal and make a good impression. One of the best ways to get a sense of your landscape is to walk the property yourself and take a long, good, hard look. For a moment, pretend that you are a visitor. Are you happy with what you see?Your landscape undergoes a tremendous amount of stress during the hot summer months and can leave your lawn unhealthy and looking dull. Keep reading to discover what items should be on your fall lawn maintenance checklist.Replace seasonal colorAnnuals that bloom in the previous months will begin to fade this season. Hence, it is vital to keep track of the life cycles of your annuals so that you are ready to replace or remove them at the end of the season. Partnering with Southern Botanical will ensure that you are able to enjoy your annuals for as long as possible, giving you the best return on your investment.This season is a prime time for planting and replacing summer seasonal color with plants and flowers that thrive in the colder months. Great suggestions for fall and winter color include Viola, Pansy, Chrysanthemum, as well as Ornamental Kale and Cabbage.Aerate your lawnFall is a great time to aerate the grassy areas of your property. Remember, your turf needs water, air, as well as essential nutrients for it to thrive. Aeration is the antidote to compacted soil; it opens it up and promotes a better environment for the grass roots. Overseeding is also recommended after aerating, and this process involves planting grass seeds to thicken the turf, especially in areas that are thinning out.MulchGreat commercial landscape all starts with healthy soil. Mulching will help enhance soil fertility and retain moisture. Mulching this season will also help insulate plant roots from the colder weather. Southern Botanical starts planning early, making sure that we properly identify areas of your grounds that could benefit from fall mulch. We also make sure that you receive the needed services at the right time.Other recommendations this month:ScalpingCool season grass seed applicationTurf fungus preventativeTurf pre-emergentTurf fertilizationModify commercial landscaping strategies for colder temperaturesThe changing seasons often means adjusting your lawn care strategies. There are some lawns that only need raking and mowing. Others need reseeding so that new grass can take root before the season brings in colder temperatures. Some lawns need to be fertilized.Southern Botanical will assess your lawn so that you can be prepared for any special care that your lawn requires through the changing seasons. Are you ready to learn more about your property’s commercial landscaping needs this fall? Contact your Dallas landscaping experts today for the details.