Spring Clean-Up

Spring has finally sprung, but winter left a mess
To start the season off with a bang and get your property in shape, we like to do a thorough once over of your property. We rake compacted beds, remove debris that may have built up over the winter, power blow and hand rake so April showers can get the May flowers popping.
Free Spring Cleanup Consultation

A full spring cleanup includes:
Cutting back of perennials (prune off dead foliage)
Blow leaves and debris from landscaping
Mow lawn
Bag and haul away all organic matter

There are many other services that can be done in the spring.  That includes:
Dethatch
Aerating
Bush / Shrub Trimming
Tree Trimming
Fertilizer / Crabgrass Pre-emergent
Leaf Cleanup

A full spring cleanup will leave your yard ready for all of your outdoor spring and fall activities.  Like all our services, we can customize for your exact needs.  If you’ve already done some of the work but have found you can’t finish for some reason, we can come in and do the rest.

If you want to give your lawn the best start possible, you will want to consider a dethatch and aerating.  How do you know if your lawn requires a dethatch?  Well, if you walk on the turf and find that it feels “spongy” you likely have a build=up of thatch.  Thatch is the dead clippings from previous lawn mowings that build up at the base of the blades of grass.  If you have too much thatch, it will be difficult from your grass to get the water and nutrients it needs to be healthy.

If you have a very hard lawn, you might benefit from aerating.  Aerating will loosen up the soil and allow water to get in.  It will also allow the grass roots to grow and strengthen because the dirt won’t be so hard to get through.

After a spring cleanup, it is a good idea to apply a fertilizer that has crabgrass pre-emergent.  Crabgrass is very difficult to kill once it grows and establishes, so it is very important to keep it from starting at all.  One thing to remember about crabgrass preemergent fertilizers is that it will prevent all grass seed from germinating, not just crabgrass.  So, you can’t plant good grass seed and do a preemergent application at the same time.

If you are noticing a layer of fungus on your grass as the snow melts, it is called “snow mold” and you will want to rake that out.  It is also a good idea to rake out any lingering piles of snow to try to slow and prevent the spread of the fungus.

Fall Clean-Up

A comprehensive fall clean-up sets the stage for winter
We like to do a thorough rake, vacuum and removal of fall’s glory after it’s hit the decks. We use state of the art equipment to suck up, haul away and recycle what Mother Nature leaves behind. This service is completed after the last mowing of the season, and before November 1st.
Free Fall Cleanup Consultation

Full fall cleanup includes:
Cutting back of perennials (prune off dead foliage)
Blow leaves and debris from landscaping
Mow lawn
Bag and haul away all organic matter

There are many other services that can be done in the fall.  That includes:
Dethatch
Aerating
Bush / Shrub Trimming
Tree Trimming
Winterizer fertilizer
Leaf Cleanup

Some people prefer to have their lawn cleaned up in the spring, however, doing it in the fall is actually better for your lawn.  With that said, we live in Minnesota and sometimes winter arrives earlier than we are ready for, so you might not get everything cleaned up before the snow.  That is one reason we encourage everybody to get on the schedule as early possible.

When you have everything cleaned up and taken care of before the snow falls, you give your lawn a great start for spring.

Fall cleanups get rid of leaves and organic matter that build up when the weather turns cold and leaves start falling.  It is good to get the debris off the lawn because it is not ideal for it to sit there all winter covered by snow.  The leaves start to rot and get moldy.  It could also lead the the grass being killed if not taken care of early enough in the spring.

It is also a good idea to have an application of winter fertilizer put down just before it snows.  This application sits and waits for the spring thaw.  Once things start warming up, the fertilizer is there and provides your turf with the earliest nutrients possible.  This gives your lawn a great start.

Fall is a great time to trim trees and bushes.  The plants are going into hibernation and won’t be doing much growing, so it is less stressful on them.  The bugs are also not as abundant, so it is less likely that your plants will have disease and damage from them.