October Landscaping Tips from your Natick Landscaper

Posted on October 16, 2020

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October is here. It’s the time of the year in New England that homeowners are starting to wrap up the outdoor season in preparation for the upcoming winter. Although many are tempted to let their lawn care routine go, it’s a highly discouraged practice. Believe it or not, now is the time to prepare your lawn for next spring! As the premier landscaper in Natick, our team at Cataldo Landscaping has helped hundreds of residential and commercial customers with fall landscaping.

From cleanup to last-minute details, October is the time to roll up those sleeves and get to work!



Trees and shrubs

While the colors change and leaves begin to fall, many people push aside the thought that their shrubs and trees need care. However, fall is the perfect time of year for pruning, planting, and transplanting several species. However, we say this with caution – it’s imperative to know the species as many will die if disrupted at the wrong time.

For instance – the azalea bush. A popular choice in residential and commercial landscaping, the azalea is best pruned in the late spring/early summer after the blooms wilt. Don’t be fooled by falling leaves and branches – understanding what you are dealing with is key to a successful spring crop.

On the flip side, several species are begging to be pruned this time of year. The butterfly bush, delphinium, hydrangea bushes, and many roses thrive when cut back in the colder weather. The fall is also the perfect time for bulb planting. Check out this article from Better Homes & Gardens for tips on planting your favorite bulbs.



Lawn care season is not over

Again, as the weather turns, many people are tempted to roll up the hoses and tuck away the lawnmower. However, as close we may be to that time, it’s not here yet! Continuing to water, mow, and fertilize during October is critical to obtaining that luscious, thick, green lawn you’ll want come springtime!

Aerating, slice seeding, fertilizing, lime applications, mowing, and watering must remain on the to-do list for now. However, like anything, a change of seasons means a change of routine. Depending on your lawn, different fertilizers and treatment plans may be required. When it doubt, check with your local Natick landscaper for expert advice.



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At Cataldo Landscaping, we have the experience and knowledge needed to ensure your outdoor space is properly prepared for the upcoming winter season. From tree pruning to complete lawn care service, we’re the go-to landscaper in Natick and surrounding towns because people know they can rely on our expertise!

For more information on how Cataldo Landscaping can ensure a successful spring season for your outdoor space, contact us today at (781) 304-8900.