Fall cleanups do more than just make your lawn pretty. As fall arrives here in Georgia, clutter and debris will start to accumulate on your lawn, obstructing nutrients and resources from reaching your grass. As the debris smothers your grass, the lawn underneath weakens, becoming susceptible to lawn diseases, like brown patch and dollar spot. That's not even the worst part. As the debris sits there, insects and other pests might make their way onto your property looking to use that debris as a source of warmth and shelter. It's essentially free real estate for small, desperate bugs. All of this put together can lead to damaged and even dead grass. Scheduling a fall cleanup service can remedy this by tidying up your lawn and helping prevent pests and diseases from making a home on your lawn.
Schedule a fall cleanup service to prevent debris from smothering your lawn.
When debris piles up, it not only diminishes your property's curb appeal, but it can be detrimental to the health of your grass, too. Debris falls onto your grass, leaving a thick layer of sticks, twigs, and leaves on top. The organic matter will then stop sunlight, water, and other essential nutrients from reaching the roots of your lawn. This can cause your grass to weaken and even die.
When you schedule a fall cleanup service, a company will come out to your property to remove debris from your lawn. Once they remove the debris from your lawn, your lawn will once again have access to the nutrients and resources that it needs.
Debris piles provide the perfect environment for lawn diseases to form.
Lawn diseases thrive in moist, dark environments such as debris piles, which is why it's important to schedule a fall cleanup service to have the debris removed from your property. When you schedule a fall cleanup service, professionals will pick up twigs, sticks, and other debris from your property. If you don't invest in a fall cleanup service, the following lawn disease could make an appearance on your lawn:
- Brown patch: Brown patch is a fungal lawn disease that grows in moist, cool conditions, like piles of debris. Brown patch manifests as irregular, circular patches of brown grass.
- Dollar spot: Dollar spot grows in areas that experience extended periods of wetness. It is also a fungal disease and can be identified by small, bleached spots on your lawn.
- Fairy ring: Fair ring can present as a large circle of dead or discolored grass.
If you suspect you have a lawn disease on your lawn, you should reach out to a lawn care professional to schedule a treatment.
Fall cleanups help stop ants, centipedes, spiders, and snakes from taking shelter on your lawn.
Humans aren't the only ones that enjoy warm, cozy spots. Insects and rodents do too — they just prefer a different scene, like the pile of debris festering on your lawn. As cold fronts come in and the days get shorter, food and warmth become scarce. So, it's not surprising that pests will quickly gravitate toward the warm, moist, decomposing debris on your property.
Fall cleanups are a great way to prevent pests from seeking refuge on your property. When you remove debris from your property, you'll be taking away places where pests and rodents can hide, and they may look for another property to seek refuge. Some common pests that like to seek refuge in debris piles include:
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Protect your lawn! Call us today to schedule a fall cleanup service!
If you're looking to keep your property free of debris piles this fall, we are the company to call. At Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, we offer a fall cleanup service that will enhance the health and appearance of your lawn this fall. We offer this service to property owners in Atlanta, Buckhead, Smyrna, and other surrounding areas in Georgia. Give us a call at (404) 314-1474 to schedule today.