Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the first snowfall is just a few week away. But if you haven’t taken care of the fallen leaves on your lawn don’t worry there is still time!
By preparing your yard for the winter now you will save time, energy, and money when spring rolls around in a few months. Make sure your yard will last throughout another New England winter by following the Lola’s Landscape fall clean-up checklist.
- Clean Out Leaves & Debris
Leaves and other fallen debris create the perfect places for pests to settle during the cold winter months. Not to mention leaves left on grass over the winter can cause mold & other diseases. Make sure to clear out all leaves before the first snowfall.
- Trim Branches & Prune Trees & Shrubs
Now that the leaves have completely fallen it is a great opportunity to trim any large or out of place tree branches. These branches could cause damage during harsh winter storms and are best to be taken care of now before winter hits.
- Clean Out Gutters
All fall long leaves and other debris have fallen and landed in your gutters. Your gutters are crucial to your roofing system and you will want to make sure they are working properly before winter hits. Check for proper drainage and clear out any blockages to ensure your roof will be in good working condition all winter long.
Aerating your lawn helps break up compacted soil and open up the soil to sunlight, air, water, and nutrients. During the cold winter months, soil is more likely to compact keeping nutrients from reaching the roots. Aerating helps break up the soil and keep water from pooling as well as help nutrients reach the roots.
Give your lawn one last fertilize it needs to survive the long cold winter. By adding a lawn fertilizer with high phosphorous content to encourage root growth and enjoy a lush green lawn come spring.
- Cut back Perennials
Remove any old perennials that were not removed during the fall to make room for fresh new plants. You can even divide your plants and add them to other beds where they can flourish come springtime. This saves money and time in the spring.
- Give Lawn One Last Mow
Give your lawn one last mow before sending it into the long winter. Set your mower to a low setting and give the lawn a close buzz. This helps the soil dry out easier in the spring which can help lead to a lusher lawn.
Fall clean ups are crucial to ensuring a healthy lawn all year round. But they can be a lot of work! Let the professionals at Lola’s Landscape handle your fall clean up this year. If you have any questions about the cost, and the timeframe of the cleaning project, give us a call at 774-248-4584. We will gladly go over any questions or concerns you may have regarding the clean up project. We look forward to working with you on your next clean up job, or any other landscape job!