When the temperatures drop and the leaves change colour, the scope of your yard work also changes. You’ll soon be exchanging your lawnmower for a rake and taking steps to get your yard ready for the season. To get you started, the experts at Green Collar Landscaping share some tips for getting your fall yard cleanup done as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Your Yard Cleanup Checklist
A regularly scheduled fall yard cleanup is a great way to protect your lawn from the winter weather and ensure that it is in pristine condition before temperatures drop. Recommended steps include:
1. Clearing Up Fallen Leaves
When it comes to clearing leaves, a rake will work for smaller lawns, but a leaf blower is much more efficient, especially if you have a commercial property, and you can also use it to sweep walkways and porches. Although you can collect and dispose of the leaves afterward, some homeowners like to use them as mulch around trees or add them to a compost pile.
2. Tending to Your Lawn
With most grasses, growth occurs if the soil temperature stays above 55 degrees. While you still need to cut it, you will have to do so less frequently than during the prime growing period in late spring. Apply fertilizer and aerate until the temperature drops, cutting as necessary to maintain a neat appearance.
3. Taking Care of Trees and Shrubs
Pruning and transplanting most trees and shrubs is best done in the autumn. Trying it in spring or summer can make them go into shock, since this is when they are budding or blooming. You may also want to trim back or cut off dead or low-hanging branches, since winter storms can throw them onto your property.
Should You Hire a Landscaping Company for Your Fall Cleanup?
If you manage a commercial property or have an especially large yard to take care of, it may make more sense for you to hire an experienced landscaping company to handle your fall cleanup needs. At Green Collar Landscaping, we will:
- Make sure that your grass and plants are in the best condition to withstand the cold winter months. This includes cutting the grass and trimming damaged or dead shrubs and other foliage.
- Remove fallen leaves, branches, dead plants, and other debris and bag it to ensure that your lawn looks neat and clean.
- Check your lawn and garden for weeds and remove them if necessary.
- Spread mulch around the yard and garden to get both ready for colder temperatures.
- Update your seasonal flowers to keep your garden vibrant and healthy.
Need Professional Help With Your Fall Cleanup?
Preparing now can set the stage for a beautiful and healthy lawn when spring rolls around again At Green Collar Landscaping, we can use our landscaping maintenance services to get ideal results while saving you time and money. Contact us today for details on our services, and to get your free quote!