BENEFITS OF DEBRIS AND LEAF REMOVAL
Fall is officially here, well nearly and in the Asheville and surrounding areas, that means it’s time to wind down your lawn care for this year and start preparing for next season. Getting your lawn ready and maintained now means setting your yard up for a beautiful spring next year. One way you can prepare your yard as the days grow cooler is by having your yard professionally cleaned up.
Removing leaves and additional debris from your yard is important for two reasons. First, it makes your yard look better as the leaves continue to fall. Debris removal keeps your grass from being weighed down and crushed and prevents the growth of fungi and diseases that can harm your grass and spread across your yard.
As the summer comes to an end, the growing season for the trees around our lawn also ends. As our trees begin enter dormancy for the rest of the year, their leaves begin to change colors and mark the beginning of fall. Soon after, they build up in our lawns and we’re left with the annual task of leaf & debris removal.
The removal of undesirable, invasive woody vegetation under brush is necessary to prevent the spread of fire, creating a repurposed environmental sight that can be planted, and paths and recreational areas created. With our state of the art equipment, the vegetation is returned to the earth’s surface after being grounded and mulched to further enrich the soil layers. The process is quite inexpensive compared to the vast difference it brings in value and aesthetics. We will identify those desirable plants that have good appearance and mark them before undesirables are removed.
Leaf & debris removal is a chore that becomes overwhelming when it accumulates. Some variety of trees left on the ground can smother or kill your lawn not to mention contribute to fungus growth and pest invasions. The best way to get rid of leaves is to blow together in one or two piles and chop them up with high-powered mulching mowers. Leaves left to decompose turn into organic matter that improves the quality of the soil and adds trace elements to the garden. Gardeners call this ‘black gold’ and mulch yards charge higher rates to supply it. Debris Removal can be a daunting task not to mention the spiders and snakes and variety of allergenic or poisonous plants that you run into.
Below are some of the benefits one can get from the removal of leaf and debris
- Removal Of Leaves, Weeds, Twigs And Obvious Debris
Not only does this improve the appearance of the yard there are also horticultural benefits. While some thatched leaves are good for the turf, too much may prevent sunlight from reaching the turf causing it to die out. Composted leaves in the beds are beneficial but excess leaves may harbor fungal diseases.
- Trimming Of Shrubs And Branches And Pruning Back Perennials
Trimming back shrubs helps maintain a tidy appearance throughout the season and often helps flowering shrubs bloom more profusely. During the winter, wind and ice may damage tree branches. Careful pruning can remove dangerous limbs and help improve tree health. Perennials are awesome because they come back every year but they do need to be trimmed back before new growth begins.
- Edging Of Planting Beds
A deep edge helps define the beds from the turf areas. This makes all the difference in curb appeal. The turf and the beds both look better and maintenance is easier throughout the season.
- Mulching Beds
Applying a layer of mulch not only helps the beds look better but it improves the health of the plants. Mulch adds additional organic material to the beds and helps retain moisture for the plants. When mulching, around trees especially, you may need to remove accumulated layers of mulch. Excess mulch around and touching the base of the tree can be damaging.