Fall Yard Clean-Up?
Fall yard clean-up means an opportunity to spruce up your yard and to cut down on the work you'll need to do when the weather turns warm again.
It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned landscape professional or somebody who just wants their yard to look as good as it can with as little work as possible.
Here are 10 things that most professionals do to ensure a successful yard fall clean-up and to get a head start on next year's growing season.
1. Remove those leaves. Unraked layer of leaves can get matted down over the turf and smother it all winter long. Raking or using a mulching mower in the fall helps avoid dead patches in the spring.
2. Fertilize. Fertilizing in the fall using a slow-release fertilizer allows the grass to absorb nutrients while building a healthy lawn which is one of the best ways to protect against heat, cold, drought, insects and other stresses.
3. Control weeds. Weed control in the fall is probably the most valuable thing you can do to prepare for spring, and it's one that many people overlook. A good broadleaf weed application can do wonders with allowing your grass to get strong without the competition of weeds.
4. Remove debris and pet waste. Fall is the perfect time to get out there and clean-up containers, skate board ramps and fido's waste. If you don't look forward to getting on your hands and knees? Hire us to do the dirty work, or invest in a long-handled pooper scooper.
5. Dethatch your lawn. A build-up of above ground roots called thatch prevents sunlight, oxygen and moisture from getting to the nutrient-hungry soil below. We can easily remove with a dethatcher and add fescue to your service.
6. Aerate. Perforating your lawn with small holes helps reduce compaction and lets water, air and fertilizer get down to the soil, which strengthens the grass plant's root structure which also allows you to seed as well.
7. Water trees and shrubs. Dehydration during the colder months is an all-too-common cause of tree damage, but preventable. To sustain them over the long winter, it's important to give trees a drink. After they go fully dormant.
8. Clean out flower beds and gardens. Fruits, vegetables, and perennials left in the garden can rot all winter long, and provide a comfy home for insect eggs and snakes. Gross? Not as gross as they'll be in the spring and now's the time to get rid of diseased plants, too, but keep them out of the compost pile so the problem doesn't spread to the rest of your landscape.
9. Plant those spring bulbs. Fall is also the perfect time to plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips.
10. Clean-out your gutters. Clean out your gutters helps with the flow of water as rain or snow wash debris down your roof. It also helps with water damage on your home.
Winter weather is one of the least favorite time to go out and do things in the yard. Let us give you a ahead start to a stress free winter and spring. We service Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Chamblee, and Dunwoody, GA and you can reach us at 770 679*5579.