General office building landscaping is something that you know you need or you know you don’t. It’s easy to spot when your landscaping needs some work. But do know what you should be adding to your landscaping or what type of plants will stand the winter, but then bloom just in time for spring? At Pioneer Texas, our landscaping experts put together a few tips and tricks for you and your business as we start heading into the fall planting season.

Spring Bulbs

If your business is in an area that doesn’t get much deer traffic, then Fall is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs. Tulips, hiacynths and alliums. These spring bulbs need a period of cold weather to help them bloom in the spring. These bulbs can come in a variety of options and colors. So organizing your building landscaping and planting is a must. That way when it comes time for these guys to show off their color, your office or building landscape will pop with all the color from these spring blooms.

Turf Grass

Fall is the perfect time to lay down new turf seed or sod. When creating a brand new lawn, seeding is usually the cheaper and easier DIY option, but sod will give more immediate results. If you’d just like to repair a patchy or sparse lawn, first rake the spots to expose soil, sprinkle grass seeds wherever you want them to grow, then cover lightly with compost or straw. Keep the new grass well watered until freezing temperatures arrive.

Planting New Trees and Shrubs

Once the weather cools off after summer but the soil is still warm enough for root development, it’s the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. Before digging, check with your local utility companies to locate any underground lines. Always plant trees and shrubs at their natural soil lines. Keep newly planted trees or shrubs well watered until the ground freezes so they get a good start before going into full dormancy during winter.

Planting Perennials

When you’re looking to add to your collection of perennials, autumn is one of the best times to do it. You can also divide and replant existing perennials such as hostas and astilbe in your garden. Keep any fall-planted perennials well watered until the ground freezes to encourage them to grow new, healthy roots before they go dormant for the winter. Protect them from frost heaving with a blanket of shredded leaves or other mulch, layered about 3 inches thick around them. When spring rolls around, they’ll be ready to fill out your garden beds with fresh foliage.

Why DIY?

If you are a business owner or property manager, then you don’t have a lot of time to do the planting, trimming, mowing and pruning all yourself. Sure, you could. But why would you want to? Our Pioneer Texas Landscaping Experts will talk you through what you can do for your businesses landscaping and then provide you with a plan for regular maintenance. Just call Pioneer Texas today at (210) 569-2156.