Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials!
The ground is warm and much softer than frozen, spring soil. Your plant material will also be less likely to experience heat stress if you plant now rather than in the summer.
The summer heat causes plants to dry out in more ways than one. Apart from needing more water due to evaporation, plants experience transpiration. Transpiration is how trees sweat by releasing vapor through their leaves. Always keep an eye on the weather...
First things first! Before winter hits, it is important to have your irrigation system blown out. As I am sure you are all too familiar with, Northern Colorado goes through a freezing and thawing period throughout the winter. If water remains inside of your irrigation system, it can expand during the freeze and cause cracks, holes and blowouts which can be costly and time consuming to repair. Contact us about our services during the fall.
While we tend to assume that concrete is indestructible, it is certainly susceptible to snow storms, often leading to splits, cracks and breaks. Unfortunately, ice can easily cause or even widen cracks, deicers can corrode your beautiful concrete surfaces and our handy snow shovels can crack, chip or scrape your outdoor décor.
This year, before the first big snow hits Fort Collins, brush up on your skills to help protect your hardscaping.