Fall is here and that means it’s time to start thinking about your seasonal clean up. While cooler temperatures and beautiful trees, it also brings a lot of work for landscapers. The good news is we’re here to help! Below we’ve outlined just some of the typical tasks that are involved with our clean up landscape maintenance services.
Spring clean-up and mulching
Mulching is the best way to protect your soil and plants. It’s a protective covering usually applied to the soil surface, which helps control weeds, retain moisture and prevent erosion. Mulch also prevents soil compaction by allowing air in between pieces of wood or bark.
A layer of organic mulch (like wood chips) is best for spring clean-up because it breaks down quickly and adds nutrients to the soil. However, if you don’t want an organic mulch, choose one made from recycled plastic or rubber tires instead! This type of material will last longer than regular organic materials like leaves or grass clippings.
Bed Edging and Restoration
When you’re building your garden, it’s important to think about what will make a beautiful addition. One way to achieve this is by adding bed edging. This can take many forms, from wood or stone blocks to plain old mulch or even decorative rocks.
When you add bed edging along the edge of your flower beds and vegetable gardens, it helps define their boundaries so that they look well-managed and organized. It also helps keep weeds at bay by restricting their growth beyond the perimeter of your plants’ roots. Plus, if left unweeded for too long (which happens easily when we have other things on our minds!), these areas can become thick mats of grasses that may be difficult to remove without damaging nearby plants or killing them outright in the process (or both!).
Trimming trees and shrubs is a very important part of the seasonal cleanup. Trees, shrubs, and hedges all need to be trimmed regularly in order to keep them healthy and looking good. Trimming should be done on a regular basis in order to keep your landscaping looking its best throughout the year. We also make sure to have the proper tools such as loppers, shovels, and rakes so that we can get the job done right!
Lawn aeration is a service that we include with our seasonal clean up, and it is one of the most important tasks when it comes to ensuring your lawn is healthy and looking great. Lawn aeration helps to improve soil drainage, which can lead to healthier root growth and better nutrient absorption by plants. It also removes small plugs of grass and earth that are compacted in your lawn’s surface, which helps break down these built-up areas so they decompose faster. This entire process can reduce thatch buildup on your yard’s surface significantly! We recommend having an annual aeration session done for each season you use us for landscaping services. This will help keep your lawn looking great year after year!
Fertilization is the process of adding nutrients to soil in order to improve growth and health of plants. In landscaping, fertilization can be done in spring, summer and fall. There are several types of fertilizer on the market that can be used depending on what you are trying to achieve with your landscaping.
- Lawn Fertilizer – This type of fertilizer only contains nitrogen and phosphorus. It helps produce lush green grass but does not encourage blooming or flowering plants like flowers or shrubs.
- Flower Fertilizer – This type of fertilizer contains all three major nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (N-P-K). This type may also contain iron to help plants absorb more water as well as chelated micronutrients for better health overall.
- Tree Fertilizers – Tree fertilizers are designed specifically for trees with different nutritional needs throughout the year; many include various forms of calcium because trees use it often during their growing seasons when they’re producing new wood fibers for leaves growth
As a homeowner, you’re probably familiar with the importance of keeping your lawn watered at the right time. But it’s easy to forget to do so when it comes time for seasonal clean up—and then you end up with brown patches in your lawn because you haven’t been able to water much lately.
That’s why we always include an irrigation inspection as part of our landscaping seasonal clean up service. We’ll check your sprinkler system and make sure that everything is working properly before it gets too hot outside for your grass to even grow! Here are some things we might look for:
- Timing: If there are any delays in when certain areas get watered (for example, if there’s a problem with one zone), then some areas may start looking like they need attention sooner than others. In this case, try adjusting the timing on that zone until everything looks good again.
- Sprinkler heads: If any sprinkler heads have been damaged or broken off accidentally over time because someone stepped on them too hard while walking through their yard, we recommend replacing those damaged ones right away before they cause damage elsewhere as well (such as cracks in pavement). You’ll also want us around when doing this work since some repairs require special tools only available from professional specialists like us here at Landscaping Company Incorporated™!
Fall clean up and leaf removal
Fall is a great time of year for cleaning out your yard and home, including gutters and sprinkler systems! Even though it’s not a part of routine landscaping maintenance, cleaning out your gutters and sprinkler heads at this time of year is still an important task that can help extend the life of your system if done properly.
One of the best ways to prevent leaves from blocking gutters is by installing a gutter guard, which will keep them moving through your downspouts instead of clogging up in between each cover. If leaves are not clogging up in between covers then they won’t need to be removed as often.
Winterization is another important aspect of the seasonal maintenance program. This involves removing leaves and other debris from your lawn, trees and shrubs before the snow falls in order to prevent them from being blown onto your home by the wind.
After winterization is complete, we remove any grass clippings that have accumulated on top of mulch beds or around trees.
Our team is always happy to answer your questions and address your concerns. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about our services or would like more information on how we can help with your landscaping needs!