Regular yard maintenance is integral to keeping your landscape and lawn beautiful and healthy throughout the year. But did you know that seasonality plays a major role in WHEN you should get it done? The conditions in Northern Virginia’s fall and spring months are ideal for promoting healthy growth, and certain lawn care services that should be completed during this time just won’t be as effective if they’re completed during winter—if they can even be done at this time at all.
The Importance of Seasonal Lawn Maintenance
There are four distinct seasons in the year, each presenting different weather patterns in terms of storms, humidity, and sunlight. This means that there are also distinct time periods when your landscape is at rest and when it’s growing. These changes in seasonality define your home’s yard maintenance schedule, as do the specific types of plants you have.
In Northern Virginia, conditions during spring and fall are optimal because the nights are cool and the days warm—causing your soil to be at just the right temperature and moisture level to perform maintenance. Yard maintenance completed during fall will set your lawn and plants up for hibernation over winter, so that they can blossom in time for sunnier months. Seasonal maintenance done in spring, on the other hand, will help you spring into summer with all the finishing touches.
Your Northern Virginia Seasonal Maintenance Schedule
While your exact schedule may vary based on the types of plants you have and the scope of your landscape, we typically recommend the following seasonal lawn maintenance schedule to our clients in Northern Virginia:
Fall Landscape Maintenance
Spring Landscape Maintenance
- Lawn mowing
- Pest treatment
- Plant installation
- Disease and pest treatment
- Weed control (post blossoming)
Both fall and spring can serve as ideal times for general lawn cleanup as well. But while fall and spring tend to be best for most services, there are also certain aspects of seasonal maintenance that can be handled in winter and summer. Winter pruning and mulch applications can work well, as can weeding, and summer can be a good time to focus on general flower maintenance—watering, pruning, fertilizing, etc.
Schedule Seasonal Yard Maintenance in City of Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, North Arlington, or Vienna, VA
Your lawn may be lush and beautiful today, but it won’t stay that way without proper maintenance. Northern Virginia has particularly distinct seasons that make seasonal maintenance especially important. Call O’Grady’s Landscape today to get it all taken care of this spring—703-533-5001!