Summer may be over, but there are still a few end of the season things that you can do to protect your landscape. Here are two suggestions for California homeowners and businesses.
Reduce the Risk of a Brush Fire
You don’t want the next newsworthy fire to start in your yard, so here are a few ways to keep it safe. First of all, be sure to prune trees and eliminate any dead limbs or shrubs. Also, clear out any leaves. Anything that is dead and dried out will catch fire and burn quickly. Be especially sure to remove any materials that will burn easily if they are close to a home or building since a brush fire can transfer quickly.
Time to Fertilize Your Plants
Hopefully, you have a sustainable landscape making use of many desert-adapted plants and shrubs or palm trees. However, if you have any other types of permanent plants, they probably are in need of a good fertilizing before fall really sets in. Bermuda grass, azaleas, and other common but non-native flora require this type of care.
You may also need to de-thatch your lawn if you use cool season grasses. Remember, warm season grasses get de-thatched in the early spring.
Make Your Landscape Sustainable
If you want to spend less time working on your yard and more time enjoying it, contact West Coast Trees to find out which trees, shrubs, and plants are well adapted to dry local conditions. We grow, sell, and maintain palm trees and many other types of native and well-adapted plants.