Landscape Renovation Time
Plant natives, reduce maintenance, create an outdoor living space
Don’t miss this great opportunity to enhance your enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Fall is the best time for renovating your existing landscaping. Replace or add trees and shrubs now so they are able to establish their root systems and gain a season of growth. Your watering and maintenance time will be reduced next season, and you will be able to appreciate an established landscape in the spring.
Perennials can be divided and thinned to be re-planted or shared. Lawns should be aerated, improved with soil amendments and overseeded to help establish healthy turf. Hardscapes can be installed throughout the fall and into winter for four seasons of outdoor living.
For low maintenance, plant as many native trees, shrubs and perennials as possible. These plants thrive in our mid-Atlantic environment and will reward you with beauty, attracting beneficial species and helping our Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Intelligently designed hardscaping will reduce any stormwater runoff and create usable space.
Visit Ecoasis Garden Center for ideas and advice. They offer free estimates and will be happy to help you with your landscaping and hardscaping. They also carry a wide selection of rain barrels, composters, native plants and Maryland-grown perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs.
Weekends in October are the Ecoasis Garden Center’s Fall Festival, with locally grown pumpkins, mums and pansies plus ducks, chickens and bee hives.