With winter coming, it’s time to take a look at your yard. Fall cleanup is imperative now if you want a smooth transition come spring in Athens. Here’s some of the things that we can do for fall yard cleanup in preparation for winter.
We will trim your grass to about 1 1/4 inches, as disease has a harder time with shorter grass, points out This Old House. Also, fallen leaves blow across the lawn easier because they don’t get caught up on anything. By mowing one more time, we’re making way for sunlight to get closer to the soil and thus roots for a better chance at revival in the spring in Athens.
Raking up or mowing up your dead leaves is important before the colder weather hits. But if you don’t have a back yard to throw them into, where can you put them? It’s a waste to just throw them out. Instead, compost them for rich nutrients for your garden.
Pruning dead branches not only improves your trees’ aesthetics but boosts their health too. Dead limbs can more easily become disease-ridden, plus there’s the risk of them falling onto your home or even a person below. We will trim plants to the ground so as to boost root growth which will help them survive the winter.
Because decomposing fruits and vegetables lure insects and promote disease, it’s important to have you garden cleaned in the fall so you have a healthy one come spring. We will inspect plants for signs of disease and throw clippings away rather than put them in the compost bin. That’s because sick plants can spread their diseases very quickly.
We wash away the old and make your driveways, walkways and any other surfaces you might need cleaned look new again.
This is essential if you’re going to avoid clogging of your gutters with leaves, acorns and twigs. You want to ensure a smooth flow of water, especially when the rains of fall come. While you’re at it, make sure your downspouts are pointed well away from the house so no water pools at the foundation. This can cause flooding in your basement.
Need help with your fall cleanup? No problem. Contact Patriot Lawn and Landscape today at 256-997-6002 for lawn care and landscaping backed by 16 years of professional experience.
Are you interested in our fall / winter yard clean-up services? Use the handy form below to get in touch with us!