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Does Your Backyard Need a Seasonal Clean Up?

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, which means that it’s time for warm apple cider and a seasonal yard clean up. If the thought “where can I find fall clean up services near me” is running through your head as often as thoughts of pumpkin spice lattes, we’re here to help.

Feel the cold chill already? Don’t worry, you can start a fire and stay warm and cozy indoors. Simply call us to come tidy up your yard.

Why Does Your Yard Need a Fall Clean Up?

If you neglect to care for your yard as soon as the mercury begins to drop, you may be in for a rude awakening when the temperatures begin to rise again in the spring. 

If you don’t properly care for your yard before winter hits, you may prevent the soil from getting the nutrients it needs. You may also create perfect conditions for pests and disease to impact your lawn and plants. You may also end up with weeds, broken and dangerous branches, and perennials that don’t fare well in the cold temperatures.

Fall Yard Clean Up Checklist

Between watching football games and preparing to pick out the perfect Christmas tree, you’ll want to take some time to consider some of the must-dos of a fall yard clean up. Here are some of the tasks we can help you with:

  • Clean out debris: You may enjoy the sight of fallen leaves, but you’re not the only one. Without properly cleaning up debris (like fallen leaves and weeds), you’re creating a perfect habitat for pests throughout the winter. You’ll want to clean everything up to keep the critters at bay and keep your perennials disease-free.
  • Trim rogue branches, remove tree limbs and debris: Damaged, diseased, or dead branches should be removed before they cause any trouble throughout the winter. The last thing you want is the weight of snowfall to cause a branch to break and fall.
  • Clean out the gutters: Fall is a perfect time to remove dead leaves and clear out other debris from the rain gutters.
  • Aerate and feed the lawn: Fall is the best time to core aerate and seed your lawn. Because there’s less traffic (and compaction) in the autumn, it’s the best time to aerate and seed. Plus, the cold months mean less competition from weeds! Fall is also a perfect time to add a lawn fertilizer so that spring will bring lush, green growth.
  • Trim hedges: Without regular trimming, your hedge may become leggy. It’s a good idea to cut off dead and diseased branches and do some trimming round the terminal buds—especially the old branches.
  • Rake and mulch: Fallen leaves look nice but they can end up suffocating the grass if left to their own devices. We can rake and take your leaves, or we can leave them to you so that you can use them as a mulch for your flower beds, young trees, and shrubs.
  • Do one last mow: One final buzz before winter will help to minimize the risk of diseases, will keep some pests at bay (like voles), and will support healthy growth in the spring. The shorter blades of grass are also much less likely to become a breeding ground for fungus or mold.
  • Prepare your perennials: You’ll want to trim back any spent stems and blossoms before the first frost of the season. Keep watering until the leaves start to fall, and cease fertilizing around mid-September.

Some other activities that you might want to keep in mind in between haunted houses and Black Friday specials include: winterizing your tools; power washing your fences, deck, and home; removing clutter from around the yard (i.e. toys, birdhouses, lawn ornaments, planters, furniture); storing any seeds saved from the garden; and removing any solid waste from your pets.

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When to Do a Fall Clean Up

We recommend September for an aeration and re-seeding of your lawn, and while September also happens to be a good time to do a total fall clean up, it’s better to do it in the following months than not at all! 

It’s recommended to think about a garden clean up before the first frost. If you don’t want to head outside for outdoor clean up chores, that’s where we come in! Fall is the best time to spend time with your family. So, stay nice and cozy and let us do the dirty work of cleaning up your yard. 

We can also set up a maintenance schedule so that you don’t even have to think about when to do a fall clean up next year!

Fall Clean Up Cost

So, just how much does a seasonal fall clean up cost?

Our yard maintenance packages start at $250 but the cost will ultimately be determined by the following criteria:

  • Size of your yard
  • Number of trees
  • Bush trimming needs
  • Flower bed weeding needs
  • Plans for debris

We’ll assess whether we can help you with any fall lawn clean up tasks, like hedge or tree trimming or weeding. We’ll also determine whether you’ll use the debris (falling leaves, etc.) as mulch, or if we’ll be required to haul it away. 

We can give you a quick estimate of cost after one of our professionals comes to assess your yard. 

That’s right, we’ll come to you to provide a free estimate. It’s easy as pie—pumpkin pie, of course! 

Fall Clean Up Near Me

Looking for some help around the yard? Those leaves aren’t going to rake themselves after all… 

Fortunately for you, JMF landscaping can do a fall yard clean up in several areas!

We service the following areas for a fall clean up South Shore, Massachusetts:

  1. Weymouth
  2. Quincy
  3. Braintree
  4. Holbrook
  5. Abington
  6. Rockland
  7. Hingham
  8. Brockton
  9. All of South Shore

So, if your fingers are ready to type “fall clean up services near me,” get in touch with us by filling out the form below.

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