The kids are heading back to school, the evenings are getting chillier, and — whether we want to admit it or not — fall and winter are just around the corner. While most Albertans are familiar with the work involved with spring, the transition to winter is often a bit more neglected. Here are some reasons you should seriously consider scheduling a yard clean up this fall.
When leaves fall from trees and bushes to land on your lawn, it’s important to rake up the detritus and put it in the compost. Leaves that are left in a thick layer on the grass to decay invite bugs and disease to your yard. Mushrooms and rot will break down some of the leaves, but if there’s too much plant matter when the weather gets cold, the rotting leaves will act as a thick, stinky blanket incubating bugs and plant illness. Come spring, you may find the decaying leaves are still on the lawn, and your grass is sick to boot!
It’s a Ton of Work!
One of the reasons we strongly suggest Canadians hire a team of landscaping experts to do the fall clean up is that it’s a ton of work. Toys, tools, and anything else lying around needs to find a home. Gutters need to be cleared. Trees or bushes must be trimmed and pruned. The lawn should be raked, aerated, fertilized, and raked again. All of these jobs are integral to having a healthy lawn, so it’s important they actually get done. Hiring a Calgary landscaping team guarantees that everything is done right and on schedule.
Healthier, Greener Lawn
When spring arrives after the long winter, you’ll be rewarded for doing a thorough fall clean up. Your lawn will be stronger, healthier, and more green. Every item on the fall clean up checklist is an important part of helping your lawn to out-compete weeds and adapt to our hotter and drier summers. For example, raking helps prevent disease and discourages pests like mice, and aerating helps the snowmelt to soak deep into the soil where your grass needs it most.
Your lawn care doesn’t end just because fall is on its way. What you do for your lawn in the next couple months will matter just as much as everything you do in spring or summer. If you’re interested in learning more about our fall cleaning up services or to schedule your yard for a fall clean up, contact our landscaping experts today!