Regular lawn maintenance is vital to a healthy lawn year-round. Did you know that seasonal cleanups can be just as important for your lawn’s health? Fall yard cleanups are important to prepare your lawn for the upcoming winter months and provide it with the nutrients it needs to grow back strong and full in spring.
A proper fall yard cleanup removes leaves from your yard, makes space for new growth in the spring, and rids your yard of dangerous pests and diseases. Here are some reasons fall yard cleanups benefit your lawn in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Wauwatosa, and the surrounding areas of WI.
Cleaning Your Yard Prepares it for Winter
Wintertime brings with it cold, wet weather and if not prepared, your lawn can sustain some pretty harsh damage. Failing to properly clean up your yard before the winter hits leaves your lawn in a weakened state and susceptible to damage from the cold, pests, diseases, and more. Leaf clutter suffocates your lawn, robbing it of sunlight and air essential for its growth. Removing leaf clutter and other debris from your yard ensures it’s in the best shape possible before the cold winter months hit.
Cleanups Allow New Grass to Grow in Spring
When debris and leaf clutter create a thick carpet on top of your lawn, it crushes your grass and prevents new growth from popping up when spring returns. Allowing old debris, organic matter, and leaf buildup to linger in your yard smothers your lawn and prevents water evaporation, which traps in moisture and encourages mold growth, fungi, and other lawn diseases which destroy your lawn and eventually kill it.
Weeding is a major part of yard cleanups, as is aeration and overseeding. Removing weeds from your lawn frees up valuable space for your grass to grow and spread out. Aeration breaks up compacted soil and allows nutrients to penetrate deep down into the soil and feed your grass roots. Overseeding after aeration overflows your grass with tiny seeds that will sink deep into your lawn’s soil and germinate and grow when spring returns.
Removing Debris Gets Rid of Hazardous Pests
Leaf clutter and debris don’t only pose health risks for your lawn; they bring with them potentially hazardous pests that can hurt you and your family or any pets you may have. Pests like spiders and snakes can be very dangerous, and even deadly to anyone who encounters them. Allowing leaves and debris to accumulate on your lawn provides a protective layer for snakes, spiders, fire ants, and other pests. When you, a loved one, or a pet walk around on your lawn and stir up the leaf clutter, these pests come out of the woodworks and oftentimes come into direct contact with whoever has stumbled across them. If someone gets bit by one of these pests the result can sometimes be fatal. A thorough fall cleanup will eliminate these pests from your yard and keep you and your lawn safe.
Our company’s fall yard cleanups prepare your lawn for the winter, free up valuable space for new growth in the spring, and eliminates potentially dangerous pests from your yard.
Ensure your lawn is healthy and safe this holiday season with our fall yard cleanups!
Winter is coming, and now is the time to start preparing with a fall yard cleanup. At Beautiful Blooms Landscape & Design, LLC, we provide yard cleanup services for properties in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Wauwatosa, and the surrounding areas. Our expert landscapers make sure your lawn is in immaculate shape with weeding, leaf and debris removal, pruning, and more. Call us today at (414) 431-1757 to schedule a fall yard cleanup and prepare your lawn for the winter.