Hardscaping… The Key to Enjoying the Outdoors All Year Long
We’re well into Fall here in Pennsylvania, which means you may be late to the game as far as Fall yard cleanup goes. Your lawn, that was lush and green two short months ago, is likely now showing all the signs of changing weather. Just because the warm seasons have passed, doesn’t mean your beautiful lawn Is over and done with. Behind on Fall yard cleanup or not, we at Dooley-Pyne have compiled a list of imperative fall cleanup musts.
Get Rid of Fallen Leaves
Daunting as it may sound, raking leaves is of utmost importance when it comes to fall lawn maintenance. Failing to do so can prevent your grass from receiving the necessary air and light to keep it alive through the cold months, which means that come spring you are likely to have areas of dead lawn. This will require reseeding post-winter; which will likely be even more of a nuisance than getting rid of your leaves.
It is imperative that you clear your flower beds of excess debris prior to winter. Leaving dead plants or a surplus of foliage can be the perfect breeding ground for pests during the fall months. Another thing to keep in mind is that some types of debris, when left in flower beds through the winter months, can lead to disease.
Cut Down Stray Branches
Pennsylvania’s winters are unpredictable, so the last thing you want is to leave rogue branches on your trees. Between winter winds and the weight of snow, there is a high chance that dead branches can break and fall during the cold winter months.
Fertilize Your Grass
Your lawn needs nutrients to get it through to survive winter. That is why it is important you take the time to spread Fall fertilizer to ensure a healthy lawn come spring.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Lawn clean-up extends beyond only your lawn. With all of the fallen leaves, there is a good chance that your gutters may have become clogged. In order to eliminate the risk of water not properly draining from your roof, you will have to pull out the ladder and clear your gutters before it’s too late.
Call a Clean-Up Service
Sounds overwhelming, doesn’t it? As we head deeper into the fall season, you may feel as though you don’t have the time to finish everything that needs to be done. Luckily for you, Dooley-Pyne offers Fall leaf cleanup programs for both residential and commercial properties. Give us a call at (610) 524-5296, and let us handle your fall lawn cleanup.
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