Fall Lawn Care Recommendations from Your Landscape Contractor in Silver Spring MD

When most people think about fall lawn care, they usually just think about ranking leaves. However, your landscape contractor, East Coast Landscape Design, knows that there is so much more to fall lawn care in Silver Spring MD.  Here are 5 recommended lawn care activities that should be done, in addition to raking leaves:

Aerating: aerating your lawn allows air, water, and fertilizer to reach the roots of your grass. Unless you own or can rent an aerating machine, best to leave this to your landscape contractor in Silver Spring MD.

Filling in the bare spots: if the know the type of grass you have, you can easily buy an all-in-one lawn repair mixture. Follow the directions, and come spring time, you will see that those bare areas have filled in.

Fertilizing: while your grass grows more slowly during the fall, grass roots and rhizomes continue to grow quickly, and they need to be fed. Mid-to-late fall is the optimum time to fertilize.

Removing weeds: like most plants, weeds are in energy absorbing mode in the fall. Early-to-mid fall is usually the time to put down some weed killers, when daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. (Read and carefully follow the directions that come with the weed killer.)

Mowing: your lawn may be growing slower, but it still needs to be tended to. Water and mow as needed. For the last two cuttings of the fall, drop the mower’s blade to its lowest setting. That will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown during the winter.

For information from your landscape contractor about fall lawn care in Silver Spring MD, please contact the experts at East Coast Landscape Design. We understand that a professionally designed, properly installed and maintained landscape adds beauty, value, and curb appeal to your Silver Spring MD home.

Homeowners: Cleaning Your Brick Pavers at your Bethesda MD Home is An Easy Task

One of the great things about brick pavers is that they don’t need frequent cleaning – especially if they have been recently sealed – however, they still do need some attention at your Bethesda MD home.

Here’s a quick 5 step plan for easily cleaning your brick pavers in Bethesda MD:

  1. Start by sweeping over the pavers using a broom and removing all this excess waste.
  2. Turn on your hose, to a higher pressure, and rinse away any loose dirt.
  3. Mix some household detergent (Dawn works well) with warm water in a bucket.
  4. Pour the warm soapy water on to the brick pavers, and use the broom to sweep the pavers clean.
  5. Rinse the soapy water with the hose, and let dry.

Ok, so you’ve followed the steps above, and you still have some stains – what do you do now? Call the company that installed your brick pavers and get their professional opinion on what they would use to clean your brick pavers in Bethesda MD. Chances are, there’s a brick paver stain remover that you can buy from a big box store that will take care of the stains.

For more information on brick paver cleaning in Bethesda MD, please contact the best brick paver contractors, East Coast Landscape Design. The experienced professionals at East Coast Landscape Design will work with you to design, install, and care for your brick paver patio, walkways, sidewalks, and driveway.