It’s been one weird summer, but the world keeps spinning, and suddenly, fall is just around the corner. In recent years, the first snow has been arriving in September, so it’s no surprise we’ve heard from many Calgary homeowners and business owners already wondering when they should schedule their fall clean up. While there’s no rush to have your clean up complete before September (the first snow rarely lasts), it is a good idea to schedule your yard clean up now, so you don’t have to think about it later.
Winter Pests & Rot Aren’t Going Anywhere.
Calgary winters aren’t going to take the year off. The leaves are going to fall and the mice are going to move in, so it’s important to stay on top of your routine fall clean up. You’re not just preparing your lawn to cope with the coming cold, you’re safeguarding it against plant disease and rodents.
What Needs to Get Done?
On top of raking up excess leaves (you can leave a thin layer of leaves to compost on the lawn if you want), you’ll need to blow out all the beds and hedges, clean leaves up from flower beds and anywhere else they’ve collected, cut and trim all your plants, apply fertilizer, and aerate the lawn to prevent compaction over winter. That’s a long list considering that most Calgarians are back at work. Fortunately, if you don’t have the time to complete a holistic fall clean up, the trusted landscaping team at Five Star Landscaping can help!
Why Does Any of This Matter?
We understand why, in the middle of a pandemic, you may simply have bigger priorities than your lawn’s health. In fact, we may be spending much of next spring and summer in our own homes and backyards, just as we did this summer. If that’s the case, you’re going to want your yard to look great and be a place you like spending time in. Beyond that, if you’ve been thinking of moving, a healthy yard will give you a strong boost to fundamental curb appeal, increasing your property value.
Since 1997, the friendly professional Calgary landscapers at Five Star have been helping Calgary homeowners and business owners get the most out of their yard or grounds. If you want your lawn to be in the best shape possible come next spring, you need to give it a health boost this fall to properly prepare it for the harsh winter. Call Five Star Landscaping today, and we’ll help you schedule a Complete Fall Clean Up Service with our experienced Calgary landscapers.