Our summer days are counting down, and in a few weeks we will be faced with looking in to lawn and we will have plan for the winter. The planning should begin after you enjoy the beautiful leaves changing from deep greens to beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows you will want to think about the chore of raking them up, and disposing of not only leaves but lifeless yard waste properly. As much as you enjoy spending time in your lawn and maintaining your flower beds the fall clean up chore can become a bit of a hassle. If your lawn and landscape is already kept up by lawn care professionals you bet they will bring up the fall clean up when the time is right. There are several things to consider when inquiring about a fall clean up. Here are the three most common:
1. Do you have a leaf giving trees in your landscape?
2. Does your landscape include annuals and perennials that need to be cut down at the end of the season?
3. Do you currently have issues with your lawn due to fungus, mold or bacteria?
Once you have answered the questions above you potency will want to consider hiring a lawn care company to give you an estimate on a fall clean up to be done, either gradually or all at once.
Depending on the type of trees that your landscape has you will want to wait to have all the leaves fall or have them vacuum them as the fall progresses. Experts believe that leaves left on the grown can block sunlight and reduces water evaporation, which can cause fungus, mold and disease. The leaves left behind will simply not be blow away, they will cake up with the rain will begin to have a foul odor and in the long run that can be very pricey when trying to repair an infected lawn.
As much as we all enjoy the annuals and perennials, they need to be cut down to the ground once they have finished blooming. Perennial plants cutbacks give your plants a healthy jumpstart come springtime and they will have a much better chance at looking their absolute best for the coming season. If you recently treated your lawn for fungus, mold or bacteria you will want to consider the fall clean up so that your efforts do not go to waste. No leaves left behind means no rotten soggy mess to clean up come springtime, and a healthier lawn for the following growing-season.
If you are not fully convinced on the importance of a fall cleanup of your landscape think of a yard cleaned-up in the fall should have a minimal spring cleanup because most of the work was done the previous fall. If you skip the clean-up in the fall, you could see a monstrous project in the spring.