The leaves are starting to change, and the temperature continues to drop, and that can only one thing, fall is here. Now besides the pumpkin spice lattes, the pumpkin patches and the haunted corn mazes, fall means a few things for homeowners. First, they need to start dealing with any air conditioner units, or things stored under the stairs to ensure they will be ok for winter. Secondly, they have to start that infamous fall cleanup of their yards. A winterized yard will allow your green space around your home to bounce back immediately during the spring thaw. No matter if you are looking to get ahead of the game, or just need something to do while the turkey is cooking, a fall clean up is a great task to cross off the to-do list. In this article, we are going to look at some helpful tips on how to best complete a fall clean up properly.
Mow the lawn
As much as we love assigning ourselves with the last day of mowing, the actual reality is that the grass will continue to grow. Cool season grasses such as bluegrass and fescue will continue to grow slowly, and will not stop until the ground freezes. You should move to a two-week mowing schedule, with the cutting height as low as possible. That first low cut will yield a lot of grass, so brown bagging this grass will help with collecting and will limit the possibility of lawn smothering.
Collect the leaves
Yes, the very bane of your existence, the leaves. This is a bit of a time-consuming task for most homeowners, and no matter if you are mulching or raking, the job is tedious at best. If you are looking to produce a great lawn by spring then ensuring your grass is not smothered by leaves is a great first step. Mulching will provide your grass with a healthy layer of insulation, but be warned that too thick of a layer will damage your grass. The only tried and true method is raking. Wait till the leaves are bone dry, and start filling brown bags. We suggest that you get some great music on the phone, and simply get it done.
No matter if you are doing with plants, or tree perennials, fall is a time to trim them back and prepare them for winter. When you do decide to cut these plants back, make sure to utilise a great pair of pruners. This will ensure a clean cut, and most importantly that your plant will not be damaged once the cold weather hits. With your trees, make sure to know which ones need to be pruned in the fall or the spring. This can affect their growth, which is never a good thing. Most importantly, make sure to have a lot of garden bags, and twine, a good pruning can fill up a tonne of space!
Rent a mini bin
Looking at this list, you may notice one thing that has been echoed, brown bags, and the need for space. During a fall cleanup, the easiest way to get rid of green waste is with a mini bin rental. No matter if you are doing a garden cleanup, or a full landscape prep, a mini bin will allow you to get rid of your waste with ease. Call our team today, and see how Load N Lift can help you with your next fall cleanup.