Is it time to get your yard ready for winter? The dropping temperatures at night suggest that it is! Preparing your yard now will save you time and energy when spring rolls back around, and will keep everyone safe all year long.
With that in mind, here are a few tips for cleaning up your yard this fall season:
Get Rid of the Debris
Fallen leaves and weeds make great places for pests to settle in for the winter. To keep them from becoming an issue down the line, be sure to clear out flower beds.
Trim Rogue Branches
Any dead, damaged or diseased branches that appear to be on the brink of breaking and falling should be removed. Heavy snow can cause them to come down, and if they’re hanging over a house or a car this can result in major property damage!
Feed the Lawn
In order for your yard to survive the long winter, it’s going to need proper nutrition! Add some fall lawn fertilizer with high phosphorous content to encourage root growth and you’ll enjoy a nice green lawn in the spring.
Clean the Gutters
While this doesn’t have anything to do with your yard per say, it’s a very important step! Clearing out any leaves and debris from your rain gutters can prevent water build up and leaking inside the home.
Dry Everything Out
Anything in your yard that uses water, such as hoses and fountains, should be turned off and drained of water completely to avoid the water from freezing during the winter and damaging any equipment.
If the result of your yard cleanup is a lot of yard waste, don’t worry! Junkyard Dogs is here to help get rid of it all so you can enjoy a waste-free, well-kept yard for the remainder of the year.