fall yard cleanup

Tips For Getting Your Lawn Ready At Fall

Winter is still pretty far away and we know it is not the most likeable season for homeowners because obviously it is getting cold and nasty and to a business like ours we know that the weather change can ruin lawns! For an unprepared lawn-owner, winter can be brutal and difficult but with ample knowledge and preparedness winter doesn’t have to ruin everything. Not that winter is the antagonist but lawns just don’t love them.

There are different seasons around the country and no matter whether you live in the colder area or the sunnier area; it is the best interest of the lawn owner to take advantage of the fall to prepare the lawn to provide for after the winter. Basically there are so little variations on how to approach the lawn in these different seasons, so here is the checklist you definitely must have to take proper care of your lawn after winter.

  • Fertilizing. Giving the grass very sturdy roots is the best way for plants to be protected from weeds, insects and other parasitic elements. But be very informed with the fertilizer that you are using; apparently the fertilizer you must be acquiring is definitely for winter and  there is specific Fall Lawn Food that might be the best for you.

  • Watering. It doesn’t mean that summer has ended and that watering of plants is also finished. Until the first sting of cold, the lawns in the Northern part should be watered. For lawn owners down South, watering the lawn every 2-3 weeks until the ground starts to freeze is necessary.
  • Seeding. Grasses can actually be warm-season or cool-season. Warm-season grasses are for spring and summer and cool-season grasses are planted in fall. Overseeding comes after aeration and thatching, and you must take advantage of this to repair portions of the lawn; and to make it easier GreenView Lawn Repair combines seeding, mulching and fertilizing for you.

  • Maintaining. Trimming your lawn grasses for the winter is essential. Cold hampers the growth of the grasses but then the grasses must be long enough to insulate themselves and short enough to carry the weight of the snow. For Northern areas the length of the grasses must be 1 ½ inches to 2 inches and grasses for Southern areas be trimmed into 2 inches to 2 ½ inches.

The falling leaves provide the dilemma of raking them or mulching them. There are actually benefits to both. Raking the leaves is practical as most experts say because they block necessary elements such as air and light from getting to your grasses. Mulching a very thin layer of leaves will decompose and act as fertilizers to the grasses and further protection. fall clean up

If you are needing any care for your lawn in or around the Springfield IL area, then please give us a call at 217 899-0091   We would love to give you a free estimate.



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Seasonal Lawn And Yard Cleanups

Dried LeavesSpring and fall clean-ups may seem easy for lawn homeowners because it evolves just picking dried leaves or getting rid of sticks in the yard or some other easy task. But proper cleanup does not only involve picking up leaves, it is more than that. There are a lot of factors to consider in the cleanups that may be missed and will mess up your lawn.  Also, not all home owners have the capacity and time to do these things.

In fact, many household don’t have the man power and the physical attributes to do the lawn. And even when there are or is, they do not have the enough knowledge and skills to do it right. Consider also that as working individuals, they probably do not want to spend their weekend cleaning up the lawn and thus leaving the job to professionals who can handle it better like we can at Cutting Edge Yard Service.

With all these points taken to convince to leave the work to the professionals, we do not replace the homeowners of this job because the enumerated reasons but we have taken into considerations the proper way to do the cleanup. During this service, our staff will not only pick up leaves and debris and other foreign elements in your lawn. Your lawn will have to undergo treatments to prepare it for the transition it will suffer as the season changes. We have to consider here the health of the soil. Basically, cleanup may lead to fertilization, aeration, and weed control.

Home LawnAlthough the job seem very simple to an ordinary person, the science of ensuring that the lawn is properly nourished, taken care of and prepared for its best ability to grow plants is downright complicated. One thing that might be a big problem also if the homeowner will have to take care of the lawn debris is the disposal of these debris. With us, you won’t have to worry about these and you will just have to adore your lawn in whatever season may come.

If you are in need of a spring clean up or a fall clean up and live somewhere in the vicinity of Springfield IL then please give us a call.  We always give FREE No Obligation estimates.  Our services are guaranteed and we are backed by over 35 years of experience and lots of happy repeat customers.

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Here is what one of our customers had to say about his experience with a Fall Yard Cleanup: