Fall is here and with it comes the changing of the leaves from shades of green to orange, yellow and red. So as we enjoy the foliage, we need to remember a very important element to fall time landscape care, and that is water and nutrients.
Be sure to give your shrubs & trees a thorough soaking. It's better to water deeply, encouraging the roots to grow deep, which is healthier for the plant. This will keep them from drying out during the winter months.
Add in some nutrients that will help these plants survive the winter and last into the next spring. The way to do this is to add some nutrients now. Be sure that your fertilizer contains good amounts of potassium and phosphorus as these strengthen the roots system. Stronger roots make the bush or tree live longer, but also help them look better in the long run.
Finally, consider pruning back the shrubs just before winter. Clip off the overgrowth after all the leaves drop off. The best time of year to prune your trees and shrubs is when the plants are going into dormancy. This way, you keep them in check size-wise without stressing them out.