It's not unusual to think of spring as the time for landscaping projects and the yard debris removal that entails. But early fall is actually a better time for it.
And, unlike summer months, for example, the weather is nicer and the harshness of winter hasn't quite taken hold. That means both homeowners and their landscaping elements fare better.
The Best Time to Re-Do Your Home's Landscaping?
While spring and even summer have been considered traditional seasons for landscaping projects, many horticulturists and landscape designers look to early fall.
In fact, as an article from the HIC of Staten Island points out,
"As early fall lends itself to cooler temperatures and lower humidity, it is the most favorable, and most comfortable time of the year to embark on your landscaping project. Planting trees, shrubs and perennials in the fall allows for them to establish their root system so they are strong when spring arrives. More developed root systems help plants perform better in the summer, more so than those planted in the spring.
Planting in fall will help improve your chances of a successful installation, as will knowing the right way to plant and water."
Depending on where you live, of course, you can plant just about anything in the fall. The often favorable soil temperatures and moisture conditions in the fall help promote root growth that sustains plants during the critical first year in the ground. This also means they will establish strong root systems by springtime spring rolls around.
Fall is also a great time to plant certain 'cold tolerant' annuals such as Osaka, Osteospermum, and Diasica. Because temperatures are typically mild, new planting can get established with no stress. And, once it does start getting cooler, plants complete their growing cycle and get ready to hibernate.
In addition, minimal growth and temperate conditions, means minimal supervision.
Fall Planting Means Strong Plants
You can be confident that the work you put into new plantings, and any transplants you put back into the ground, will be more easily established and stronger if done in the fall.
As one blog puts it,
"Planting in the Fall Leads to Explosive Growth in Spring
The reason why fall is the best time to do landscaping is because your plants will have time to prepare for a productive growing season in spring. Transplanting during the spring means your plants will have to devote more energy to getting acclimated and surviving. If they can get comfortable during the fall, 100% of their energy can go toward growing in the spring.
A Strong Root Network Increases Longevity
Plants may not grow as much during the fall, but they won’t go into hibernation until the conditions get too cold in the winter. Although you may not see any flowering during the fall, a lot of good things can happen underground. As a plant’s roots get thicker and their network expands, they become much stronger."
In addition to the benefits of re-doing your landscaping - or creating a first-time landscape design - during this time of year, doing all that work is far more comfortable now.
No one wants to spend their time out in the summer sun laboring away in the yard or their exposed flower beds, and so on. And even early spring can be chilly, not to mention wet. For the most part and in most regions in the U.S., early fall can be a prime time of year for this kind of work.
And then there's all the organic debris, yard waste, and assorted trash and junk that accumulates in the course of your landscaping efforts. All that "stuff" has to be hauled away and disposed of.
If it doesn't fit in your residential trash and recycling bins, what do you do with it?
If you have a truck or maybe even a small, flatbed trailer you could possibly load it all up and haul it way yourself. But that certainly doesn't include most people. And knowing how and where to properly dispose of the variety of waste items and debris can be a challenge.
You might consider hiring one of those local guys to come by with their old pickup truck and take it away for you, but that can be a sketchy proposition many times. Better to have a professional team that is both insured and highly trained, and provides clean, large capacity trucks.
So, who can you call?
Your Partners for Yard Waste Removal
Once you're ready to take care of the junk and yard waste removal part of your landscaping project, you need to determine how to best get rid of it all.
You can try to do it all yourself, but that alternative may end up costing you more time, work, and money than you realize. This is why Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Whether you need our services several times during your project, or just once after it is complete, our junk removal professionals are ready to get that debris out of your way.
Our team specializes in yard waste removal. We can be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your junk and debris in a professional and courteous fashion.
One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service. If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK (5865).