Fall Cleanup in Northeast PA
Fall is upon us and before we know it, winter is here. But a lot of people who have a lawn are probably not spending much time tending or even taking care of their grass. But you may not have known that, during autumn, with its cold temperatures and sometimes, rainfalls, is the perfect time to prepare the lawn for winter and the seasons ahead.
Most homeowners believe that their lawn does not require much care in the fall simply because their grass isn’t growing as fast as it used to. This is in fact, is the opposite of the truth. During this season, your grass is busy absorbing energy, some moisture and as many nutrients as possible. This it does in preparation for the long and very dormant winter ahead. If you pay sufficient attention to it now, you will be enjoying a very beautiful and lush garden or lawn when others are complaining otherwise.
We have listed other importance of having your lawn cleaned up before winter below.
Why you must clean up your lawn before winter
It is not just about tidiness, it has to do with lawn care.
The primary reason you should be cleaning up your lawn before winter is not just about being tidy, it has more to do with taking care of your lawn – your lawn needs to be in good health too, just like you.
You may not have heard of these warnings about the grass on your lawn before now, so, we must let you in on all of them.
Your lawn also has to breathe.
Your lawn will suffocate by a thick layer of unattended leaves if the leaves are left on the lawn till winter.
If left unattended, this layer can bring about an outbreak of pests or diseases and it may even cause some other serious problems such as snow mold as well as brown patches to grow during the winter period.
You also need to clean up your lawn before winter because the extra layer may cause a blockage of nutrients, water, and also a healthy flow of air from getting to the root of the grasses on the lawn, thereby causing a bigger problem for your lawn.
If the layer is very dark, it may hinder the passage of light, which in turn affects the ability of your lawn to photosynthesize – a process through which they produce food/nutrients for themselves with the aid of sunlight.
Winter is a dormant period and plants may be adversely affected unless you make a conscious effort to ensure your plants are feeling fine. Plants are mainly dormant during this period and may not do well unless they are cared for.
Fall is also the best time to fertilize your lawn if you intend to do it only once a year. Because of the cooler temperature of the autumn period, it enables a better recovery period for the lawn. This creates a better growth environment for your grasses (or plants) and makes it the perfect time to aerate your lawn.
Call Lombardo’s Lawn Care for all your Fall Cleanup in Northeast PA needs.