Autumn leaves may be beautiful, but that doesn’t mean you should allow them to linger on your lawn through the fall and into the winter. Many homeowners do not realize the problems that can easily arise from allowing fallen leaves to stay on a lawn once the cold weather arrives. Ultimately, it’s a matter of keeping your lawn healthy, not just aesthetics.
How Leaves Might Harm Your Lawn
The fall months typically include some of the most variable temperatures throughout the year. It can feel close to spring one day and then bitterly cold the next, and precipitation can be just as unpredictable. Leaves are also biological material. When they change colors and fall from trees, this is a sign they have died, and they will begin to decompose soon.
It’s essential to remove fallen leaves from your lawn for several reasons:
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For these reasons, it is important to remove the leaves from your yard on a regular basis until winter arrives. By the time the weather turns very cold, the trees around your property should have finished shedding their leaves. However, keep watch for fallen leaves as the weather changes and remove them as they appear. You don’t need to worry about removing every single leaf as soon as it touches the ground, but don’t allow the leaves to remain for too long.
Use a rake or leaf blower to collect the leaves in one spot. If your township or municipality offers curbside leaf disposal, you may only need to rake them into the street before cleanup day. Another option is to empty your leaves into a compost bin. As your fallen leaves and other compostable materials break down over the winter, it could become valuable fertilizer for your spring planting.
Perrysburg Landscape offers a full range of residential and commercial landscaping services. If neglected autumn leaves have damaged your lawn, contact us today to find out how we can help you repair it and get your lawn in the right shape for a healthier growing season.
Hydro-seeding is an innovative alternative to sowing dry grass seeds. If you want to reinvigorate your property’s landscape before the winter weather starts, hydro-seeding offers several advantages over traditional grass growing techniques. This technique takes a very different approach to grass planting that offers stellar results as well as some surprising additional benefits.
Perrysburg Landscape adds premium products to our hydro-seed specially formulated for Perrysburg/northwest Ohio soil conditions:
What Is Hydro-seeding?
Unlike dry sowing, hydro-seeding uses a moistened mixture of grass seed, mulch fibers, fertilizer, and stabilizing emulsifiers. When you purchase - services, your landscaping technician will spray the mixture using hydro-mulching gear to ensure an even distribution. This technique helps to prevent the most common issues that interfere with traditional grass planting techniques, such as wind erosion and runoff from excessive rain. The heavy mixture of wood fibers and fertilizer helps to create a “blanket” that not only encourages faster growth but also keeps them in place while retaining moisture
What Time of Year Is Best for Hydro-seeding?
Fall is one of the best times of the year to plan hydro-seeding for any property. Hydro-seeding during the fall means the slurry mixture will require less water, and a hydro-seeded lawn should start showing results within just one week. While the lawn may appear a bit thin during the end of the fall, planting at this time helps ensure a vibrant, lush lawn for the following spring. It will look even better the following spring once the lawn has had more time to establish itself.
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Benefits of Hydro-seeding
If you’re wondering whether hydro-seeding is a preferable alternative to dry seeding or broadcasting for your lawn, consider the several distinct advantages this innovating planting technique offers:
Ultimately, hydro-seeding offers faster, better, and more complete results than most traditional grass planting methods. If you’re interested in reseeding your lawn this fall, contact Perrysburg Landscape today to learn more about our hydro-seeding technique.
The weather’s getting cooler, the leaves are falling, and the days are getting shorter – all obvious signs that the fall season is well underway. Here in Perrysburg and Northwest Ohio, it’s essential that you perform your own preparations, and that includes making sure your yard is ready for the harsher weather ahead. In fact, fall is one of the best times to perform a few key tasks to not only keep your yard looking beautiful, but also protect the health of the plants within it.
Keeping reading for our Fall yard cleanup checklist.
Your Essential Fall Yard Cleanup Checklist
Taking care of these tasks this fall can help prepare your yard for the winter and kick start the next growing season:
Need help with your fall yard cleanup checklist?
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