Category: Lawn Maintenance

Leaf Removal

Leaf Removal

The time of year will soon be arriving when the days become shorter and the temperatures become cooler.  Soon the leaves on the trees will fade from vibrant green to a myriad of oranges and reds, before they float to the ground and cover the grasses.  This is also the time of year when many of us will spend hours raking the leaves into piles and figuring out a way to dispose of them, before they smother our grasses and turn our lawns brown.  Perhaps we can help with a few ideas of the best way to deal with the massive loads of leaves that will soon become an issue.

You have probably seen people bent over large leaf bags shoveling piles of leaves into the bags that are positioned on the ground.  Although this may seem like a frivolous investment to some consumers, the purchase of a leaf bag holder can give you years of simple pleasure and can help save your back from unwanted pain.  You can find leaf bag holders at most home and garden supply stores, as well as a multitude of them online.  They range in price from about $12.00 to $40.00, and they are available in a variety of styles.  Most of them are collapsible; therefore, they will not take up much space during the off season when you aren’t using it.  Some owners find that they are very useful for other purposes besides holding leaves, though.  They can be useful for collecting trash around the house or for storage, too.  Whichever leaf bag holder you may choose, one thing is for sure, and that is that you will be surprised how much easier it is to place leaves inside an open leaf bag versus shoveling them into a flat bag on the ground.

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Fall Lawn Preparation

Fall Lawn Preparation

The hot, hazy days of Summer are slowly fading away, and will soon turn into the cool, crisp days of Fall.  Plants, flowers, and gardens will soon shrivel up and perish when chilly mornings become the new normal.  When these cool days arise, it is a great time to inspect your outdoor surroundings and decide what maintenance you need to perform in order to prepare your yard for the cool season ahead.

The Fall season is a great time to clean up your lawn a little by disposing of yard waste you no longer need, and to think ahead for preparation of next year’s Spring season.  There are several things that you can do now that will improve the look and function of your lawn throughout the coming Winter and Spring.  Some ideas are listed below.

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Lawn Maintenance Guide

Lawn Maintenance Guide

The trees and flowers are blooming, the bees and birds are humming and creating nests for their families, and the outdoor surroundings seem to be beckoning for people to come outside and stay awhile.  It’s that time of year when people everywhere are planting flowers, filling their bird feeders, trimming their bushes, and mowing their lawns.  It can be a pleasure for some who love to work outdoors, but it can also be a chore for some, too.  With some easy routine steps and regular maintenance of your lawn, you can alleviate some of the pressure of the looming task of taking care of your yard.

We spoke with the experts at Mighty Green Lawn Care who offer the best lawn care services Birmingham AL has to offer.  They gave us several ideas that can be useful for anyone who takes care of a yard regularly.  Although caring for a yard does take some time and commitment, with regular care, your yard can prosper. 

The first thing to consider is that you need to derive a schedule for your yard.  Plan a schedule for mowing, weeding, fertilizing, or even watering your lawn.  It may be helpful to create a list of things to do weekly, monthly, semiannually, or annually.  For example, mowing, edging, and weeding would be activities to do on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule; while aerating your lawn is something usually done on an annual basis.

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