The fall season has arrived! Here at FSI Landscape Supply, we encourage all landscaping professionals and contractors to check their stock of landscaping essentials to prepare for the season. Just like spring and summer, the fall season brings just as many contracts, and each project is unique. Therefore you must always be prepared and stay ahead of your competitors with high-quality landscaping supplies, materials, and tools. In today’s article, we highlight the top landscaping supplies for fall.
Mulch is an essential part of landscaping. It serves as aesthetic décor and is functional. The rich colours can enhance the warm tones of fall and make garden beds look more polished. At FSI Landscape Supply, we carry various colours and types of mulch. We suggest inquiring about: pine mulch, cedar mulch, red mulch, and black mulch. In regard to function, mulch is a protective landscaping supply. Fall weather can be unpredictable. Mulch ensures the ground and surrounding plant life are well insulated from fluctuating temperatures. Mulch keeps weeds at bay, protects bare areas from soil erosion, and much more.
Control weeds with filter fabric and concrete sand
Fall is the perfect time to treat annual and perennial weeds. Landscaping professionals and landscaping contractors will want to stock up on various filter fabrics and concrete sand. The goal is to prevent weeds from laying dormant during the cooler seasons and resurfacing come spring. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to tackle weeds, a filter fabric is a great choice. Filter fabrics block out the sunlight, which will prevent growth. However, it is still porous enough to allow moisture through. Concrete sand is coarse sand that can be used as bedding for patio slabs or concrete pavers. The sand will fill in the gaps, therefore assisting in preventing weeds from pushing through the joints.
Landscaping professionals and landscaping contractors should be applying one last healthy dose of fertilizer two or three weeks before the ground freezes. Weather permitting, October is the optimal time to apply high-quality fertilizer. Canadian winters are no easy picnic. This last application will protect the lawn from winter’s harsh elements and frigid temperatures. High-quality fertilizer will also ensure any deep roots are exceptionally nourished. The result is a lush green lawn come spring.
There are two main reasons why landscape edging is best installed during the fall season. Spring and summer bring on various weather elements, including wind and rain. The warm months may have encouraged heavy foot traffic, natural shifting or movement of the ground below, and different weather elements. Therefore, any landscape edging that had been installed can shift out of its original placement. The second reason is to preserve the original landscape design throughout winter’s harsh elements and freezing temperatures.
Lastly, fall weather can be unpredictable. If you want to be prepared and stay ahead of your competitors, it is never too early to begin stocking up on de-icing solutions and road salt.
At FSI Landscaping Supply, we offer landscaping professionals and landscaping contractors high-quality landscaping supplies for the fall season. Contact us today for more information!