Most greenery starts to turn dormant during the fall to get ready for the colder months ahead. Prepping the landscaping in autumn will get the plants through the roughest winters and ensure they sprout in the spring. Here are three essential tips to prepare your yard for winter.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Landscape This Fall

1. Seed

Fall is the best time to seed the yard. The ground is still warm with plenty of moisture, so it’ll absorb the seeds. To encourage a thick, healthy lawn come springtime, consult with a landscaping professional to adequately seed your lawn. They’ll use a slice seeder to cut into the lawn and plant the seeds. 

2. Fertilize

LandscapingIt’s crucial to fertilize the lawn during the fall, since the morning dew provides the perfect condition for fertilizer to take effect. Make sure to choose a fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as these ingredients supplement root growth and encourage a healthy lawn. If you’re unsure when to apply fertilizer, hire a professional landscaping team so they can evenly distribute it two to three weeks before the ground is expected to freeze. 

3. Mulch Garden Beds 

Adding a layer of mulch to your garden beds will protect the roots during the winter and provide nutrients during the spring. Make sure to purchase organic mulch such as wood chips and leaves, as they’ll allow plenty of water to reach the roots without drying them out.


It’s crucial to prepare your landscaping for the colder months during the fall. The professionals at Myers Lawn Care Services in Sykesville, MD, will get your lawn in top shape. They offer services including mowing, mulching, and fertilizing. Visit them online to learn more about their landscaping options or call (443) 398-2960 to schedule a consultation.