Landworks Landscaping Company specializes in all aspects of lawn care services for commercial and residential properties. Our customized lawn maintenance programs are designed to meet your needs, including mowing, mulching, shrub/tree trimming, and lawn fertilization programs. Now is the time to make sure your yard is free of leaves, and to prepare for winter.
Excessive leaf matter on your lawn going into winter is not good for your turf for several reasons. First, it will smother the grass during the winter months and if leaves are still on the turf in the spring, it will inhibit growth. Second, it can promote the snow mold diseases. And finally, turf damage from critters living in the leaves during the winter can be more extensive in the spring.
Keeping your yard clean of leaves means it is allowing sunlight to shine on it and allowing oxygen supply to the roots. When your yard is free of leaves, it will prevent mold, diseases, and pests from getting into the turf. Don’t leave dead leaves on your grass, because when leaves fall on your lawn they cut out rays of the sunshine and cause brown spots to occur.
Once you have your leaves raked, it’s time to prep for winter. This includes winterizing your sprinklers, emptying and storing outdoor containers, covering patio furniture, draining garden hoses, and winterizing your lawn mower, which includes sharpening the blade to have it ready to go next year, cleaning it, and storing it.
A landscaping company like Landworks can help with lawn care services that include winterizing your sprinkler system. Water expands when it freezes and is responsible for a lot of spring headaches for those with sprinkler systems. Depending on how much water is in your sprinkler pipes at the exact moment it freezes, it could burst through your line, break your sprinkler heads, and cost you hundreds in repairs. That’s why it’s best to “blow out” your sprinklers before a freeze and turn them off as part of your winterizing routine.
Winterizing your lawn mower is an annual ritual and symbolizes the end of the summer. After cutting the grass and mulching/cleaning up all the fallen leaves for the last time of the season, take a few minutes to winterize your lawn mower. Spending a little time now will save aggravation and money next spring, and your lawn mower will be ready to go as soon as the weather warms up and the grass starts growing again.
The steps to winterizing your lawn mower are easy. They include:
· Preparing the fuel system – one practice is to treat the gasoline with an additive to extend the life of the fuel and to prevent the gas from evaporating into a varnish or sludge that gums up the floats and needles in the carburetor.
· Changing the oil
· Checking the spark plugs
· Clean the air filter
· Scrub the mower deck; and
· Sharpening the mower blade – a sharp lawn mower blade slices through blades of grass for a clean cut and a healthier lawn.
Landworks Landscaping Company is a full-service grounds management company, providing complete lawn care services since 1995, including landscaping design and installation, sprinkler system installation, maintenance and repair, and fertilization programs. Our experienced team of specialists possess an in-depth knowledge of the lawn care industry and are committed to your satisfaction.