We’ve been in the lawn service business for a long time. Long enough to know that, in order to have a green and healthy landscape, it’s a year-round process. While the majority of landscaping work takes place in warmer months, some work happens in autumn and winter.

Having said that, there are a few recurring mistakes we see and hear about. To make sure you don’t make the same errors, keep reading for 5 mistakes.

  1. Some folks think that the final grass cutting of the season should be as short as possible. Not so much, since grass that’s a little longer acts as a buffer for weeds and helps to keep moisture in the soil. Keep your grass cut 2-3 inches.
  2. Before winter hits, it’s typical for people to forget about next year. Be sure to have a once-over lawn manicure done, which consists of diagonally re-emphasizing the lines. It keeps your lawn looking great up to next spring.
  3. Plants still need to be watered, even when it gets cold. Failure to do so can result in damage caused by disease and dehydration. Be sure to water the lawn, hedges, shrubs and fruit trees.
  4. Using the wrong fertilizer can make life tough for your plants. A granular fertilizer takes longer to dissolve in cold temperatures. Instead, try a spray applicator.
  5. Poor quality mulch can infect soil and plants with pests and fungus. Top-quality materials will boost plant health, fertility, growth, and hydration.