Getting Your Yard Fall-Ready

Even though we are currently still experiencing 90+ degree weather in the Brazos Valley, it is time to start preparing your yard for the upcoming fall season. Here at Top Point Tree, we believe September is a wonderful time to plan for a fall refresh for your outdoor spaces. Whether you want your yard to give off an “Autumn Pinterest Goals” vibe or you prefer a simple festive, but also low maintenance approach, a little planning and preparation can help you achieve the look you want.

If you have been thinking about adding some new shrubs, perennials, or new trees to your yard, fall is the best time to plant each of those. Planting new trees and plants in the fall gives them the opportunity to establish a hearty root system, which is very important for them to be able to grow stronger as they prepare for winter and the colder temperatures it brings.

After purchasing your new plants, but before planting them, be sure to check each one for wires, twine, tags, metal, labels, or anything else that could hinder the stems or trunks of your new plants as they grow. Some new plants, particularly young trees, will need wraps or stakes to help them while they get established. It is very important to make sure these aids are removed at the correct time for your tree. If you are unsure of when these need to be removed for your particular tree, give us a call and we can help guide you to ensure the steady growth and longevity of the life of your tree.

If you are planning to add anything to your flower beds for the fall season, adding a fresh layer of mulch is a great way to help your plants retain moisture and stay insulated as well. Your trees will also benefit from a fresh layer of mulch for the same reasons. When adding mulch, be mindful of using the correct amount. You do not want to cover up the base of your shrubs or stack the mulch up against the base of your trees. This is also a good time to clear out any weeds, leaves, and other debris that may have accumulated in your flower beds and around your trees over the summer.

If you want to plant new trees in your yard, but you are not sure which trees will do best in this climate or you do not know how to properly care for a young tree, as certified arborists in the Bryan/College Station area we are happy to help you make the best decisions for your yard and show you how to care for your trees. Give us a call today and let us help you make your fall yard dreams a reality.