Is your summer garden dwindling away? For example, are the caladiums losing new leaves every day? Maybe even all of your flowers are starting to fade. The end of summer often brings a bit of melancholy with it, doesn't it? If you're feeling a bit blue about summer's end, that might be partially due to the fact that you won't get to do a lot of gardening for awhile.
However, that doesn't mean that you can't plan your 2020 landscape, does it? You could use these cooler months to do repairs and to do garden planning. With that in mind, from arranging for sprinkler repair services to drawing your landscape on paper, here are some ideas that might help you.
Sprinkler Repair And More
How long have you had your sprinkler? If it's pretty old, it might need to be repaired. For instance, you might have noticed that some of the nozzles aren't shooting water out of them. Or, maybe the volume of water isn't strong enough to make much of a difference in watering your lawn. Think of arranging for sprinkler repair services.
The company will send out somebody who will evaluate what your sprinkler problem is. That person, or another one, will begin the work before it gets super cold. They will have the training and the experience to get your sprinklers working in no time at all.
While you're at it, see what else in your yard needs repairs. For example, is your retractable awning in good working order? Does your patio furniture need to be repainted or repaired? Think of making a list of things that need attention and set a schedule for getting them fixed during the fall and winter.
Draw Your Landscape On Paper
Even if you're not a great artist, you can still do a simple sketch of what you want in your 2020 landscape, right? For example, if you decide that you want new flower beds, draw those in a specific color. If you want to add a hardscape to the back yard, draw that in gray or brown.
As you draw the landscape on paper, you'll be able to see where better balance is needed. For instance, maybe you have lots of bedding plants in one area because that is the part of your back yard that gets the most sun. Would there be better balance by adding a hardscape to the area? Maybe statuary in specific places would be nice, too.