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Why It's Time to Schedule a Fall Lawn Cleanup

Why It's Time to Schedule a Fall Lawn Cleanup

When the season changes, particularly in spring and fall, many of us begin planning out our seasonal cleaning sprees for the inside of our home. Much like the inside, the outside of our home needs seasonal cleanup too. Seasonal yard cleanups are a vital part of taking care of the look of our property and maintaining its good health.

Seasonal yard cleanups are important for allowing new growth, ridding your yard of weeds, and decreases the number of potential health risks in your yard. Here are some reasons why your yard needs a seasonal cleanup in Happy Valley, Troutdale, Gresham, and the surrounding areas.


Before and after fall yard cleanup in Gresham, OR.

Autumn Cleanups Prepare Your Lawn for the Winter

When winter rolls around, your lawn can sustain some pretty harsh damage due to the cold and snow. A lawn that has not been properly cleaned up by our experts is already in a weakened state throughout the fall, and when winter hits it can devastate your lawn. Leaves that blanket your yard suffocate your lawn, preventing the grass from going through photosynthesis and slowly killing it entirely. Pests also thrive under wet leaves, as do various diseases, fungi, and mold.

Fall cleanup will rid your yard of all these issues and ensure your lawn has the best nutrition and is in the best health to endure the winter months and grow in strong and healthy in spring.


A Fall Cleanup Allows for New Growth in Spring

Seasonal cleanups and debris removal are essential for ensuring fresh, new...

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Your Lawn Needs a Spring Cleanup: Here's Why

Your Lawn Needs a Spring Cleanup: Here's Why

Spring cleanups provide a host of important services that give your lawn and landscaping a fresh start for the growing season. Once the snow begins to melt, your grass, trees, and plants will come out of winter dormancy and attempt to flourish again.

Without proper maintenance, your lawn may not return to its glory during the season.


Spring Cleanups Typically Include Bed Maintenance, Leaf Removal, Mulch, and Weed Control to Refresh Your Lawn

A lawn in Troutdale after a spring cleanup.

Spring cleanups typically include bed maintenance, leaf removal, mulch, and weed control to refresh your lawn.

Here are just a few tasks included in our spring cleanups:

  • Bed maintenance - Landscape beds will be cleared of debris, leaves, and weeds. Beds will be reshaped and mulch will be laid.
  • Leaf removal - Accumulation of leaves is bad news for lawns and beds. Leaves can choke plants and prevent proper photosynthesis from occurring. Leaf removal clears the landscape of fallen leaves to allow plants and grass to breathe.
  • Mulch - During spring cleanups, fresh mulch will be laid at the proper depth. Mulch provides critical help with water absorption, erosion control, and weed prevention. Mulch also looks great and fills in gaps where grass won’t grow.
  • Weed control - Our crews will hand weed landscape beds during spring cleanups and apply pre-emergent products to prevent weeds from sprouting.

Spring Cleanups Kickstart Your Lawn With Mowing, String Trimming, Blowing, and Edging

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Fall Leaf Removal - The Benefits for Your Lawn Throughout Winter & Into Spring

Fall Leaf Removal - The Benefits for Your Lawn Throughout Winter & Into Spring

Autumn is a beautiful time for colors and one of the greatest assets to your yard is having large, beautiful trees to watch the changing of the leaves. However, once those leaves change color, they inevitably fall to the ground, which causes a covering of leaves on your lawn.

  • Leaves have a tendency to smother the lawn by creating a layer that blocks sunlight and nutrients from reaching the grass and the root system.
  • A build-up of leaves on the ground promotes the growth of various lawn diseases such as snow mold and brown patch.
  • Leaves remaining on the lawn can invite unwanted pests that will consume the roots of your grass.

Removing the leaves from your yard before your turfgrass reaches its dormancy period allows it time to soak up extra nutrients before the winter. Without these nutrients to help rejuvenate your cool season grasses, you could be looking at a damaged turf come springtime!

If leaves are covering more than 10-20% of your lawn, there is a greater risk of damage to your grass from disease or lack of nutrients.


Methods of Leaf Removal

Hire a professional landscaping company like J&C Lawn Care to come and remove all the leaves from your property. We use rakes and blowers to remove leaves by collecting them on a giant tarp and hauling them away.

Another option for yards that do not have a leaf covering that is too thick, is to use a lawn mower or a mulching mower to break them up over the ground. Breaking the leaves up into tiny pieces ...

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