Time for The Annual Fall Yard Cleanup!

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Jess | October 30, 2013 | no comments

Fall is an important time when it comes to maintaining your yard and garden in Connecticut. It’s time to clear out the vestiges of summer, handle whatever autumn throws down, and get everything ready to survive the long winter.  Many Connecticut homeowners think lawns need less care in the fall because the grass grows more slowly. In fact, just the opposite is true. During this time of year, grass is busily absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients in preparation for a long, dormant winter. Give it a little attention now, and you’ll be rewarded with a lush, healthy spring lawn.

Sea Coast Designs Landscape is happy to help with your fall clean up in Old Saybrook, Westbrook, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Clinton, Madison, Guilford and Old Lyme.  Below are a few things we recommend you consider in preparation for the cold winter months:

Leaf Pickup.

Leaf pickup is critical to your lawn’s overall health throughout the year.  Clearing your lawn of leaves and sticks will prevent the heavy, wet foliage from suffocating the turf. You’ve probably heard that lawns, too, have to “breathe,” and that they can be smothered if a thick layer of unshredded leaves is left on top of them over the winter

Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen your plants’ and lawn’s roots, giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring. As you can tell, the basic goal of fall fertilizing is to promote root growth. When you have strong roots, you have healthy plants with numerous flowers.

Thatch build-up and foot traffic can compact soil, which cuts off oxygen and nutrient supply to the roots.  Aeration loosens soil and literally airs out the earth.  Balding turf, matted-down grass, sparse new growth, pools of water and tough ground are signs you need to aerate.


Level and reseed.

Start spring on level ground by filling ruts and low spots where water collects now. Early fall is the best time to reseed a lawn so turf roots establish before winter.

Whether you’re a new or returning Sea Coast customer, contact us today to discuss your fall clean up and lawn care options in Connecticut.