No one wants to spend their busy days raking and bagging leaves as it can often turn into a month-long battle. Unfortunately, leaves will not disappear on their own and understanding why to address their removal is important. Leaving leaf piles for spring can have negative effects on your turf quality once the snow melts. Leaves will hold moisture and block the sun from reaching the grass plant causing it to die. The result is often a dead spot in your lawn that can be costly to repair.
What lives in these lawn dead spots?
Rodents such as Voles and Moles like to use leaf piles as hibernation dens and snow cover as insulation. These critters are responsible for tunnels you may find in the sod once the snow melts. By removing the leaves from your lawn, you reduce the chance of having a rodent issue and other potentially costly turf repairs.
Years of lawn cleanup experience
The professionals at Doehling Landscape Services have many years of experience handling fall cleanups. We remove all leaves from the landscape areas and mulch beds, vacuum up the leaves and haul them away on our trucks. We dispose of all lawn and landscape debris at a local composting facility where it is recycled into compost dirt or chips.
Plant care and trimming your landscape
Shrub trimming is also available to our clients during the fall. Trimming shrubs on a regular basis will help them fill out and shape nicely. If a shrub is left untrimmed for long period of time it can start to overgrow itself and cause damage to others that surround it. Shrub trimming is typically done at the same time as the fall cleanup to make it more convenient for our clients.
Aerate your lawn
Aerating is another very valuable service that will help the overall health of your lawn. By breaking up compacted areas used throughout the warmer season, the soil is given an opportunity to be oxygenated and increase root growth.
Don’t waste your time worrying about yard work or chasing leaves around! Relax in knowing that Doehling Landscape Services will take care of all your spring & fall lawn cleanups. Give us a call or contact us online by submitting an inquiry from our website. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and/or give you a free estimate for your property.