Fall is quickly approaching, so it’s best to take care of your landscape prep sooner rather than later. Make sure to take advantage of this time to take care of these few things.

Clean Up

Now is the time to remove dead annuals and take care of broken or dead trees. Not only are these an eyesore in your lawn, trees that are unhealthy pose a major risk. Once fall and winter set in, weak tree limbs cannot withstand the weight of frost and ice. To prevent any damage to cars, homes, or other property, it is best to take care of risky trees early.

Take Advantage of Fall Sales

If you’re looking to invest in new outdoor furniture or décor, fall is often the best time to do so! This season is often when these big-ticket items go on sale when being outdoors isn’t top-of-the-mind. We’re fortunate in Middle Tennessee to enjoy mild weather well into fall, so you likely won’t have to wait until the spring or summer to use those new purchases.


Fall is the best time to spread new mulch. The addition of mulch protects plant roots from frost and retains moisture during a cold, dry winter. Think of it as insulation for your landscaping. 

Lawn Maintenance

Much of the success of your lawn in the spring actually comes from preparation in the fall. It is good to aerate your lawn as fall approaches and add new seed soon after. Aerating not only helps with soil compaction but allows your grass roots to obtain much-needed oxygen and water. The tiny divots made by aerating offer the perfect “nests” for new grass seed. Seeding soon will allow time for germination and roots to develop before freezing temperatures arrive in Nashville.

Related: Landscape Maintenance Checklist


The addition of a fall fertilizer will provide your new grass seed with much-needed nutrients. Fertilizing in the fall will also allow the turf grass to store needed nutrients through the winter months. This preparation will mean a greener lawn in the spring!

Preparing your lawn now is a step in the right direction for beautiful landscaping in the spring. If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of all that needs to be done, give us a call. We’d be happy to take care of the dirty work for you!