Winterizing not only makes your lawn look better during the cold weather months, it will also make for easier work in the spring. Fall cleanups usually start when the leaves fall, around late October or early November and carry through until all the leaves fall or snow covers the ground, whichever occurs first. Here are a few of the fall cleanup services Elite Landscape Design provides:
- Leaf Removal: Elite Landscape Design can either remove your leaves, pile them on the street for town collection or mulch them into the lawn.
- Fertilize the Lawn: Fall is a great time to fertilize, reseed and touch up bare spots before temperatures plunge. We can fertilize in late October which will pump nutrients such as nitrogen and potassium into the roots, giving them a boost to grow in the spring.
- Plant New Bulbs: Spring flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, and perennials such as peonies and hostas, should be planted in the fall to develop healthy root systems before the soil cools.
- Trim Trees: It's best to remove all dead or dying limbs before the snow starts to fall. Snow or ice can build up on weak branches, causing damage to property and bystanders. Trim healthy trees after leaves turn to encourage growth next spring.