22 Aug Transitioning Your Tulsa Landscape from Summer to Fall
It may still be hot outside in Tulsa, but it’s not too early to start preparing your landscape for the fall. As the summer season begins to draw to a close, we are reminded of the seasonal change that our landscape naturally experiences. Depending on the types of existing plants in your landscape, there may be a lot, or very little, that needs to be done in preparation for the cooler weather. Whichever the case may be, it is important to take a moment and make a plan now for your fall landscape needs.
A flower garden can provide a lot of information as the end of its growing season. Assessing the results of the spring and summer flower beds, gives vital clues as to what will work best next season. Tracking successes and failures will set a path for the next plantings, and enable the beds to be cleaned up and ready for the season.
The Tulsa County Master Gardeners website contains an abundance of information, including a calendar that outlines the horticultural needs of every month. Their site suggests that young trees and shrubs should be fertilized in the fall, and to begin the selection of flowering bulbs for planting. It is also a good time to begin your fall vegetable garden by replacing the summer crop with beets, carrots, potatoes, and other cool-season crops.
While we may be ready to move forward with certain landscaping changes, turfgrass might need a little more time to enjoy soaking up the sun. Maintaining the summer watering and mowing schedule is recommended until about six weeks before the first hard freeze. It is also the right time to fertilize grasses with all natural, slow release fertilizer. Turfgrasses can store food during the winter months in the form of carbohydrates, giving them added strength and preparing them for the following spring.
As we move out of warmer temperatures into the cooler months, we also move closer to the holiday season. Prepping our plantings for the coming months will not only ensure their longevity and vitality, but also prepare our outdoor spaces for the festive gatherings to come. Many people decorate their yards for the holidays with lights and lawn ornaments. Making sure that the landscape is in optimal shape before this season begins, will ensure that the space is ready for decorations.
For many home and business owners, trusting their landscaping needs to Perfection Outdoor Solutions, Tulsa’s premier landscaping company, is the way to ensure that their landscaping is perfect all year long. From landscape designing and regular maintenance, to outdoor space defining and holiday light displays. Trusting your landscape to professionals is a great idea for any season.