Fall Lawn Care and Leaf Clean Up
Completing a few fall lawn care projects can save a lot of work before the lilac trees start blooming. A last sprucing of the lawn before winter will benefit your turf come spring. The gratification of not only being able to look back at your work and see your accomplishment, but when spring does shine on us you will see all your fall lawn care efforts have paid off.
The Leaf Clean Up Process
Ring Lawn Care provides leaf clean up for your landscaping and turf. All debris will be removed and disposed of properly. For instance, in your garden that has already been prepped for winter, to the curb for pick up or in a wooded area are great places you can utilize. The very last lawn mowing (2″ to 2 1/2″ cut) for the year is performed and the grass clippings will be collected as well.
- Our team will use back pack blowers that blow out debris from landscaping, deck and turf areas
- We use commercial lawn mowers that are equipped with a leaf vacuum bagging system for leaf and grass collection
- Leaf truck equipped with a powerful vacuum helps us remove debris from your property (removal fee will incur)
Do you have a wooded lot with a designated compost area? If so, this will result a cost-efficient leaf clean up
Renee Johnson ~ Stillwater, MN
Fall lawn care tips that will benefit your turf
The benefits of a leaf clean up will ultimately prevent thatch build up over the winter months. If fall lawn care has not been performed you will definitely recognize the decline in your turfs health come spring. Over the summer your soil has become compacted or matted either from foot traffic or the lawn mower(see lawn aeration).
Lawn aeration needs to be performed every season. An aerator plugs three-inch holes into the turf which relieves compaction of the soil. This will allow nutrients, air and fertilizer to find their way to the root zones of the grass plant. You can rent an aerator at your favorite rental outfit, but would suggest hiring a professional, it is more physical than one could imagine. When spring comes you will be patting yourself on the back for performing this action, because the results are amazing.
Fertilization early to late fall will benefit your turf and help prevent disease, snow mold and many other unwanted entities. Applying a potassium and nitrogen slow release granular fertilizer will help green up and build a solid root grass when spring arrives. If you have a dog/s, cleaning the feces from the turf will prevent the spreading of many diseases your lawn or possibly you won’t care for.