The first day of autumn is fast approaching, and with it comes yard work and cleaning in order to make sure you are ready for winter and a lush green lawn come spring. Removing debris covering your plants and grass is critical to avoiding problems with your lawn next season, as things will be compacted under snow and cause your vegetation to suffocate, leading to patches or brown grass.
Have a Mowing Plan
As the temperatures begin to drop, you should begin to cut your lawn more infrequently and closer to the ground to avoid compaction and to have sunlight reach the blades in order to provide necessary nutrients to your plants and soil. By the time you have reached the last mowing of the fall, the blades should be lowered enough to remove the top third of your grass, which will prevent it from browning over the winter. After you are done mowing your lawn for the final time, apply fertilizer to encourage growth and provide the nutrients needed throughout the winter.
Rake & Remove Debris
Leaves will begin to fall before you know it and accumulate quickly. When leaves get wet, there is a greater chance of the material congealing and weighing down on the grass and soil. Added moisture can also lead to mold forming, which can contaminate your grass, trees and perennial plants. As you rake and remove clutter, you will be able to spread herbicide and yank out any persistent weeds to keep your plants healthy.
Rent a Dumpster
By renting a dumpster, you will be able to contain debris throughout your landscaping cleanup without endless trips to the dump. Since you will most likely need to repeat the process more than once, making a 30-day rental ideal this fall. To order a dumpster, Schiebel Waste can be reached by calling 978-361-5254 or by filling out our online contact form.