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Preparing for Winter



Jack Frost is knocking on our door!  Is your lawn ready for winter?

Cooler temperatures slow the rate of growth above ground and provide an opportunity for plants to focus on their root. Leaf removal, trimming and cutback are prime tasks to complete before the season’s first snow. 

If you feel unsure about how to proceed, call LawnBoy Lawn Services!

Leaf Removal:
After mowing your lawn a final time (short, but not too short) leaves should be able to blow right across instead of getting stuck in long blades of grass. This should also be helpful when it comes to removing these leaves from your yard. Rake, blow or bag up the leaves to keep your lawn healthy as sunlight and nutrients need to get into the soil and continue to support a healthy growth for next spring. 

Cutting Back:
Your lawn isn’t the only part of the yard that needs your attention. Take a look at your flower beds. Perennials that have completed their flowering process should be cut down close to the ground. This will ensure that most of the plant’s energy can be focused on the root for healthy growth in the spring. Remove spent annuals and keep an eye out for over-crowding. Every few years separate the overcrowded plants to give everyone a little breathing room. You don’t like to be crowded and neither do your plants.

Late fall is perfect for trimming lifeless branches on the smaller trees around your house. If left alone, broken, diseased or injured branches may pose a danger to your home. Winter weather may cause weak branches to fall or blow about with the wind. When trimming a smaller branch cut close to the trunk but leave enough space for the cut area to heal. Some tree branches go dormant as the season’s change. If you’re not sure if a branch is lifeless or simply sleeping, or if you’ve got a larger tree to tackle, call LawnBoy for an expert opinion.

Do you have questions about leaf removal, cutting back or trimming? Contact LawnBoy Lawn Services today at 703.777.9418 to discuss how we can help you have a robust lawn without lifting a finger.

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