Your Fall Yard Maintenance Checklist


Below is a checklist that includes all of the essential fall landscape maintenance services that should be performed in order to keep your property in tip-top shape.  Planning ahead and doing some prep now gives your yard a head start next spring.

Whitehouse Landscaping can customize a fall clean-up for you.  We recognize your home is unique and our maintenance services are tailored to your special needs and the vision you have for your property.


Basic Activities

Garden Bed Cleanup:  We will clean out landscape beds, remove spent foliage, weeds, and debris.  This not only enhances the appearance of your landscape but also decreases the overwintering of pests and diseases.

Prune Perennials and Remove Annuals: Cutbacks of perennials are done now or if you choose, leave standing for winter interest.   Annuals that have been planted in containers or the ground should be removed and disposed.

Freshen Up Mulch: If your current mulch is thin, apply a fresh layer to help insulate plant roots from the cold and retain moisture.

Leaf Removal: Leaves can accumulate quickly and suffocate your lawn and plants.

Pruning and Trimming:  Proper pruning and trimming are essential to promote plant health and encourage optimal growth.  We can easily assess and selectively prune branches to improve tree structure, remove deadwood, and enhance overall health.

Keep Watering New Plants: If the fall has seen little rain fall, your newly planted trees and shrubs are focusing on root development.  Saturate the soil in anticipation of winter.

Edging: Tighten up spade-cut edges.

Edged beds give a finished look.
Edged beds give a finished look.

Drain Irrigation System:   Shut down and winterize irrigation systems. Drain water from drip irrigation systems, including hoses which should be completely drained and stored in garage.

Aeration and Overseeding:   Aeration helps your grass produce roots and overseeding can fill in patchy grass and increase the thickness of your lawn.  Jump start your new lawn this fall and enjoy a beautiful yard next year!   Hiring a professional is best for this task.

Seed Bare Spots:    Fall is also a good time to repair bare spots in the lawn.

Enhancement Ideas

Plant spring bulbs.

Decorate planters and containers for seasonal interest.

Prepare new beds for future planting by smothering grass or weeds with layers of recycled corrugated cardboard or thick layers of newspaper.  Then put a layer of mulch on top.

Working with a Professional for all Your Fall Maintenance Needs

We get it.  It’s a never ending task in the fall to keep your property looking its best with the daylight hours decreasing and attending kids’ games and family activities.    Rather than juggling landscaping chores with your other responsibilities, let Whitehouse Landscaping tackle that checklist.

Whitehouse Landscaping if a full service landscaping company offering landscaping, hardscaping and maintenance services in the Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Schwenksville, Collegeville and surrounding areas.

Want to have the best looking property on the block?  These fall maintenance tips will help keep your property in great shape.   Contact us on our website to we can discuss your fall landscape options for your home.