Pool waterfalls add a wonderful and relaxing focal point to your property. Many of our pool waterfall designs have added an element of resort style living that is enjoyed throughout the summer. Our experienced design, and build team design every pool waterfall with each individual homeowners needs in mind. Please browse through our portfolio of pool waterfalls, and schedule your FREE consultation at 631-424-5544.
Keep Your Landscape Healthy & Safe For The Winter
We don’t always consider the Fall as a important time to prune plants, shrubs, and tress. Although Fall pruning won’t encourage growth in dormant plants and trees, a little maintenance now will go a long way next spring. Fall maintenance will not only neaten your landscaping, but also protect it for the coming winter. Here are a few important fall maintenance tips that will keep your landscape safe and healthy for the winter season.
- Remove dead annuals.
- Deadhead spent blooms, and cut back dead ornamental grasses and perennials.
- Lightly prune dead and dying branches from shrubs and trees. Carefully remove dried blossoms from hydrangea, but don’t remove dead-looking stalks, where new buds will form in spring.
- After the first frost, cut back tea roses to about a third of their height.
For additional questions or help with fall maintenance, contact Lenny at Autumn Leaf Landscaping – 631-424-5544
Although fall is right around the corner, it’s still possible to maintain your gardens color well into the early winter.
Here are a few tips to prepare for Mum season.
When it comes time to plant mums, consider these factors:
Pick The Right Location.
Find a spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day. Plants that don’t get enough sunlight will be tall and leggy and produce fewer, smaller flowers.
Prepare Your Soil.
Mums thrive in well-drained soil. Heavy clay soil should be amended. If your yard is soggy after the slightest rain, grow mums in raised beds with friable soil for good root growth. If the soil is too dense, add compost and prepare to a depth of 8-12 inches for best performance. Mums’ roots are shallow, and they don’t like competition. Plant mums about 1 inch deeper than they were in the nursery pot, being careful with the roots as you spread them.
Water newly planted mums thoroughly, and never let them wilt. After they are established, give mums about an inch of water per week. When bottom leaves look limp or start to turn brown, water more often. Avoid soaking the foliage, which encourages disease.
Don’t Forget to fertilize.
Plants set out in spring should get a 5-10-10 fertilizer once or twice a month until cooler weather sets in. Don’t fertilize plants set out in fall as annuals, but plants you hope to overwinter should get high-phosphorus fertilizer to stimulate root growth.
Did You Know?
Four inches of shredded bark mulch will help your mums survive the cold of winter.
Get Your Mum’s Ready For Winter.
Prepare mums for winter after the first hard frost. Mulch up to 4 inches with straw or shredded hardwood. Fill in around the entire plant, spreading well between branches. Pinch off dead blooms to clean up the plant, but leave branches intact. Mums have a better chance of surviving if you wait to prune old stems until spring. As soon as the weather warms, pull away mulch to allow new shoots to pop up.
Give Them Their Own Space.
Mums grown as perennials need to be divided every couple of years. Divide in the spring after the last hard frost and after you see new growth starting. Dig up the plant in one piece and separate outer pieces from the center with a clean sharp spade or large knife. Replant the outer portions into a rejuvenated bed, and discard the original center of the plant.
If you are interested in planting Mums in your garden, or have questions about fall plantings contact us at 631-424-5544
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article from BH&G – http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/all-about-mums/
We Create Fine Outdoor Living
The thought of transforming your outdoor space may be stressful, and year after year the dream of finally enjoying resort style living has never come to fruition. At Autumn Leaf Landscape Design in Huntington our goal is to make your dream landscape a reality. With every detail considered our clients are involved in the entire process, and our 3D technology will display the finished transformation right before your eyes.
Autumn Leaf Can Handle It All.
No project’s too large or small for the team at Autumn Leaf Landscape Design. From walkways and retaining walls to pool decks, driveways, and virtually any outdoor landscaping you desire, there’s no such thing as an unimportant detail. Let Autumn Leaf help make this summer one to remember.
Using The Latest Technology To Design Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis.
Designing a new outdoor space for your home can be a daunting task, once your start considering all the options. With many things to consider, visualizing the final outcome can be overwhelming and difficult to visualize. Autumn Leaf utilizes the latest 3D software technology to help make the design process a pleasant and exciting experience.
Experience a Virtual Reality of Your Transformed Outdoor Space.
After your initial consultation, and proposal approval; Autumn Leafs Landscape Design Architects will begin the framework of your new landscape. Our technology allows the homeowner to experience the transformation within a complete visual space. See all the elements of your new backyard from masonry, to plants, pools, fire pits, fences, gazebos, and even that grill master grill you have been dreaming of. Autumn Leaf eliminates all the guess work, so you can relax, and enjoy the transformation.