Fall Landscaping Maintenance Checklist

Fall Landscaping Maintenance Checklist

Fall is always known as the prime time to prep your yard or landscape for the next growing season. Especially in Colorado, it’s essential to prepare your yard for the bipolar winter coming in just a couple weeks. Cooling temperatures slow all aboveground growth of plants and shrubs while the moist soil underneath encourages strong root development during this time. There are several particular practices our professional luxury landscapers here at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs would like to share with you to help you take full advantage of Colorado’s Fall season and get your home’s outdoor designs ready for next year. Check out our Fall landscaping maintenance checklist below to ensure you’ll be ready:

Aerate Your Lawn

If rainfall or snow pools on your grass lawn, it’s time to aerate! Compressing the soil and creating soil plugs so water and nutrients can reach the roots is a key factor to having your lawn survive the winter and come back to life next year.

Feed Your Grass

Grass roots continue growing until the ground gets down to around 40 degrees, so Fall is a perfect time to feed them. This helps encourage the roots of any grass types to hold strong in winter and spring up earlier come next year.

Fall Landscaping Tips

Mow a Final Time

It’s suggested to trim turf down to about 1¼ inches for the last cut of the season so germs/disease/mold don’t stick around and so fallen leaves can blow across the lawn without latching on to anything. Don’t go too short on the cut though as grass makes most of its food and nutrition in the upper section of the blade.

Collect Dead Leaves

Gathering dead leaves that have fallen into a pile not only cleans up your yard for aesthetic reasons, it also gives you a free nourishing material for Spring. The blackish gold leaves left over are actually a great source of sustenance for the following year to help nourish lawns, flower beds, and shrub borders!

Plant New Shrubs

In many parts of the country, including Colorado, planting new shrubs in the Fall gives the plants a strong head start at establishing roots in the season’s cool, moist soil.

Trim Dead Limbs

Dead branches become lifeless factors in winter snow and winds, endangering both you and your home. Protect your small ornamental trees from further damage by cutting cracked, loose, or dead limbs close to the trunk off while leaving the wounds exposed to heal.

Cut Back Perennials

A little work during the Fall produces healthier flower beds come Springtime. Take out all annuals and the snails/slugs that feed on them since these bugs breed during the Fall, so you have less of an infestation next year. Trim dead perennial foliage down to the ground too as this delivers more energy to the roots for better production next season.

Mulch Young Plants

Fall Landscape Maintenance for ColoradoGive new flower or foliage beds a layer of mulch after one of the first light Colorado frosts but before the ground freezes for added protection. This mulch can include chopped leaves, weed-free straw, or wood chips you purchase at your local home and garden store. You’ll want this decomposed layer of mulch materials to soak into the soil to keep new plantings warm during the winter, and control water/melted snow runoff and soil erosion.

Dry Out Drip & Irrigation Systems

Standing water can freeze and crack the drip-irrigation tubing in drip watering systems. For simple setups, shut the water completely off, unscrew the tap-joint adapter, and insert some type of simple air hose inside the tube tap and blow all leftover water completely out to avoid any freezing issues.

Our Colorado Springs luxury landscapers know how important your landscape design is. With these simple steps in the Fall, you can immensely help your yard stay strong and alive during the winter so next Spring season is a more fruitful one. Protect your foliage, flowers, plants and trees now to produce the best Spring growth ever. For more information regarding this Fall Landscape Maintenance Checklist, or for more information regarding our local landscape services, give Bella a call today! We always love to see local yards come back to life with ease. Book your Spring outdoor living redesign with us today to get ahead!

Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Design wins the Top Rated Local Landscaper Award for the Second Year in a Row!

Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Design wins the Top Rated Local Landscaper Award for the Second Year in a Row!

The Bella Giardino team has been awarded another Top Rated Local Award for the second year in a row! Our team of professional landscapers have won the 2019 Top Rated Local Award for Best Landscaper this year, holding the crown for two consecutive years. We couldn’t be prouder of our designers and their efforts in creating the best luxurious landscapes in the Colorado Springs area. We can’t thank our customers and peers enough for all the positive votes and kind words towards our work completed in the past year. It is an absolutely honor to receive this award once again!

Bella Giardino Landscape and Garden Design wins the Top Rated Local Landscaper Award for the Second Year in a Row! According to the topratedlocal.com site, our business received 37 ratings posted on 4 verified review sites that gave Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design an average rating of 4.74 stars total. This earns a Rating Score™ of 96.38 and places us as the #2 best rated Landscaper in Colorado Springs!

“Top Rated Local® is built upon 5 pillars of the customer experience and is created to empower both businesses and consumers. Capturing the overall customer experience is unlike anything on the market.

Thus, we created the 5 pillar experience and rating-based system: quality, value, timeliness, experience, and satisfaction. These pillars allow consumers to highlight what was important outside of just writing some comments (reviews). It is a true, simplistic feedback system that has more value than reviews alone, and it creates a place where the customer experience is amplified. Altogether, Top Rated Local® creates a more meaningful environment for customers and businesses alike. Welcome to the new era of improved rating systems!”

We can’t thank everyone enough for the constant support in the local community. We’d be honored to create your very own custom designed luxury landscape, so give us a call for a free consultation today! Bella is here for you!

Creatively-Customized Features of Landscaping

Creatively-Customized Features of Landscaping

There’s nothing like a beautiful customized landscape for your home. The essence of your very own garden structure and unique shrub layout to accent your home’s personal blueprint is beyond divine. Anyone can just add some grass, trees, simple walkway and outlining lighting and call it a “landscape design,” but the experts here at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Designs like to do so much more than that. To us, landscaping isn’t just a chore, but rather an artistic opportunity to express a certain emotion or style of a home while complimenting its existence in an inspired way.

Custom Landscape DesignsCreating a beautiful area of escape within your own property is our passion. Making that backyard oasis or front yard sanctuary that takes you away from all the troubles in the world for just one moment is exactly what our luxury landscape designers strive for with every project we complete. There is no such thing as “cookie cutter” landscaping in the world of Bella Giardino. No two designs are alike and that’s our sole promise to every customer we do business with. Don’t just get a new residential landscape, get a personal outdoor property creation that speaks to your very own style and compliments your beautiful home.

Around here, we like to use the term “creatively-customized” when describing our works of art. The features we add or the ideas we construct for your home’s landscape are all beyond creative in the eyes of landscaping. Every person is unique, every home is unique, so why shouldn’t your home landscape design by unique as well? Creatively customized is our way of showing you that the luxury outdoor yard design we can provide you will be nothing short of customized. Some may just say it, but we actually live it.

If you’re looking for a creative and custom landscape design for your home, Bella Giardino is exactly what you need. Let our team of Colorado Springs landscaping professional services create the perfect outdoor oasis or sanctuary for your home. We guarantee satisfaction and promise to bring your dream design to life. Call us today!