Four Ways to Prep Your Yard for Next Spring

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There is a change in the air and with it brings a new to-do list for your gardens, lawn, and outdoor spaces. If you want your flowers to pop in the Spring, you will need to take special care of them as the seasons change.

The weather is beginning to change from days filled with sultry Summer sunshine to a chilly transitional masterpiece where vegetation displays its most vibrant bright golds, reds, oranges, and yellows. Family time and gathering are a priority, and apple pie and pumpkin spice are the dominant scents of the season. Baked goods warm the hearts of homes while scarves and boots venture out from dark corners of their closet to warm fashionistas. The Holidays are on the forefront of almost every family’s mind as they finally settle into a school routine.

Closing the chapter on summer does not mean you need to stop putting your time and focus into your yard and garden. In fact, those with a green thumb know, fall is a fantastic time to prepare your flower beds, lawn, and shrubs for a long, dormant winter so it can be followed by a spring of boastful and beautiful flowers. The threat of disease and pests decreases significantly during the fall, and it gives plants a higher chance of survival. According to an article published by Better Homes and Gardens, “The window for fall planting ends about six weeks before your area gets hit with a hard frost, usually September or October.” Fall is a prime time for planting many hardy bulbs and perennials because even though there is a noticeable dip in the air temperatures, the soil remains quite warm and is ideal for root development. Just make sure you understand your Plant Hardiness Zone and the suggested placement and treatment of each species you decide to plant. Take advantage because now is the perfect time to make sure your outdoor spaces are in tip-top shape for next year.

There are several ways you can start preparing your yard for next spring. Here are four high-level ideas to get you started:

  1. Prep your garden for Spring by planting some of these cold-tolerant varieties: tulip, crocus, daffodil, hyacinth, anemone, and iris.
  2. Split appropriate plants, like hostas and ornamental grasses, in the Fall to keep them looking fresh for years to come.
  3. Prune trees, shrubs, and bushes to maintain their desired shape and size.
  4. Update your outdoor furniture and entertaining options in the offseason.

 

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As noted, fall is a fabulous season to make minor gardening changes, but you can also plan to make more dramatic architectural and design alterations to your yard as well. If you have ever dreamed of building a pergola, extending your deck or adding a patio or trickling water feature, the mild, more predictable weather in the fall lends itself to quintessential working conditions. Take advantage of and make the changes you have been dreaming of for so long. While everyone else is busy tucking themselves into their homes and making themselves cozy for the upcoming winter; the months of September, October, and November are actually the time to contemplate adding an above ground pool or more extensive outdoor kitchen.

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Do not let this optimal season for outdoor improvement pass you by without making some needed tweaks to your yard.

Luckily, the entertainment and leisure experts at Rec Warehouse in Atlanta, Georgia are ready to help you turn your backyard into an entertainer’s paradise with the look and feel of a relaxing vacation-like oasis. They have three easy-to-locate brick-and-mortar locations around the Atlanta area, in Kennesaw, Jonesboro, and Norcross and an easy-to-navigate online presence at recwarehouse.com. Rec Warehouse is positioned to be your go-to store if you want to install an above ground pool, a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, a sauna or tanning bed, or if you are interested in updating your outdoor patio furniture.

Rec Warehouse is a family-owned and operated business that has been “selling fun for less” since its inception in the 1970’s and ever since they have made a reputation for themselves as the industry leaders in customer satisfaction, employee knowledge, and extensive product portfolio. Even more, they pride themselves on offering a prolific lineup of desirable, high-quality, products all at affordable and competitive prices. They understand the desires of homeowners to create a relaxing environment both inside and outside their home, and they are adequately prepared to assist you on your journey to a more beautiful backyard.

Do not delay making your dreams of a beautiful backyard and garden space come true. Consult the experts at Rec Warehouse today to see how they can help you transform your yard this fall. Come spring, you will have everything you need to make your home the destination of choice for your family, friends, and neighbors.

 

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