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Preparing for Fall: 8 Companies for the Best Fall in Vancouver

By AK Timber in Blog, Seasonal

Fall creeps in quietly – so quietly that at times, you don’t even notice it is coming until you have to pull out a sweater or the leaves start to fall. In Vancouver, we can have some wild weather around this season, which only adds to the stress. When September rolls around, that means that it is time for school to start, practices to begin, work to amp up, holiday shopping to start, and your time gets shorter and shorter.

It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to be stressed in fall – you can have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. These companies will help you:

1. Vancouver Pumpkin Patch

Credit: Vancouver Patch

Credit: Vancouver Patch

Nothing says autumn like carving a pumpkin – whether it is a success or a failure. At Vancouver Pumpkin Patch, kids of any age will be able to search for the best pumpkins around. This could take hours because there is quite a selection of pumpkins from very small to very, very large.

You can really get into the holiday spirit with the hay pyramid, hay tunnel, and hay maze and other fun activities that will get your kids moving. For those who aren’t as adventurous, there is usually a costume party and storytime sessions.

Finally, there are tons of fresh and new options each year, so be sure to pay attention to the latest releases on their website. Last year, it was an 835-pound pumpkin.

2. All Fixes Handyman

It seems like anything that could go wrong with your yard happens during the late summer and early fall. This is

Credit: All Fixes Handyman

Credit: All Fixes Handyman

partly because it gets such a beating from children and visitors throughout the summer. It is also because of the change in temperature that causes expansion. Still, it can be difficult to keep up with everything that you need to do. That’s where All Fixes Handyman comes into play – they can help you with just about everything, including “hanging walls, shade covers, bridges, trellises, arbors, benches, outdoor rooms, patios, fire pits, sculptures, ponds, dry streams, waterfalls, pergolas, fire pits, fencing, edging, picnic areas, and fountains.”

If you have a problem that you needs to be corrected, run it by All Fixes Handyman.

3. Mike and Dad’s Hauling

Credit: Mike and Dad's

Credit: Mike and Dad’s

Why you should trust Mike and Dad’s Hauling is expressly stated on their website: “Since 1989, Mike and Dad’s Hauling has served Vancouver. We pride ourselves on our impeccable reputation which we have built one customer at a time.” They don’t just talk the talk, either – they walk the walk.

Mike and Dad’s works with both commercial and residential properties to haul off junk and garbage that you have sitting around your yard. Whether you are doing a lot of yard work or cleaning out your kid’s room after he goes off to college, you probably have a lot of junk sitting around. While the air is cold,  get rid of it!

Give Mike and Dad’s Hauling a call and they will give you an estimate and a timeline.

4. Means Nursery

Credit: Means

Credit: Means

Means Nursery is a great place to go if you are looking to add a little bit of fall color to your yard. From the muted orange shades to the dusty reds, you’ll be able to find something great here. The nursery is known for having a wide selection in terms of sizes and colors. They also keep everything natural and they know their plants – which is extremely important.

If you are looking for tools to make your autumn work a little easier, they also sell tools and other goodies for yard cleanup.

5. New Leaf Pest Control

When fall comes, it is also the time where bats and other pests come out to play. One of the biggest problems for

Credit: A New Leaf

Credit: A New Leaf

people around Vancouver is mice. They come into our homes to eat our great foods and share our warmth. Another problem is bed bugs – the soft fabric of backpacks is the perfect place for them to hide.

New Leaf Pest Control helps prevent and/or fix any of these problems in a safe way. Their approach is green so that your children and pets will be safe. They are also willing to work on preventative tactics so that you can sleep easily at night.

Give them a call right away if you think you hear something or see something that shouldn’t be there – you don’t want any pests to bring friends.

6. Sunmark Seeds

Soil is an important part of the health of your trees during the colder months. If you have poor soil, your trees won’t

Credit: Sunmark

Credit: Sunmark

get the nutrition that they need. While it is still warm enough to work outside, add some new soil around your trees and plants.

Sunmark Seeds has a few different types of seeds to help with the erosion control thanks to all of the soaking rain, including EC Seed. Turf Seed helps to keep your lawn plush throughout the season, especially if you have a commercial property that you need to look its best. Wildflower seed is specially fortified for our area to give you the best results. Finally, Forage Seed helps those in the agriculture business.

They are willing to work with you on just about anything, so give them a call.

7. Velvet Acres Gardens

Credit: Velvet Acres

Credit: Velvet Acres

Fresh produce seems to get all of the credit during the summer months, but it seems to fall by the wayside once autumn comes around. At Velvet Acres Gardens, the produce is picked every day so that it is always fresh and ready to go.  Whether you want apples or squash, they will have the best selection around.

During the fall months, they have something even better – a fall festival with a gorgeous pumpkin patch. Searching through the fields for the prime pumpkin is a memory that will stay with you forever. They also sell vegetables, decorative pumpkins, gourdes, and more.  For those with a more adventurous side, there is a hay tunnel, some hay rides, and antique tractors.

8. AK Timber Services

Of course, AK Timber Services is also there to help you prepare for fall and get through the season. Our team

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Credit: AK Timber

is licensed, bonded, and insured in both Washington & Oregon to help you with tree care – whether that means you want to get trees removed before they start to drop leaves (a popular option) or you need some limbs trimmed, we are there to help you.

Serving both residential and commercial clients, we can help you keep your trees healthy throughout any season of the year and we can even up your property value. It all starts with a phone call, so give us a call at (360) 635-1076 to have a discussion about what you need, want, and expect.

Start Winter Preparation Now

Winter is going to be here much sooner than you think, which means you need to prepare. Ugly weather and ice can really do a number to your trees, which can then affect everything else in your yard. AK Timber Services offers tree risk assessment to keep that from happening. Our team will look over each and every inch of the tree or trees in your yard to find any problem areas – and then we will suggest fixes.

If you’ve never had a tree inspection before, or if you are new to your home and aren’t sure about the health of the trees, we can help you sleep more peacefully at night.

Header photo courtesy of Valerie Hinojosa on Flickr!