Why Hire a Company for Leaf Removal?

Fall lawn care can turn into a real chore.

Raking leaves is a time-consuming task and can leave many with sore backs and blisters on their hands. Many people choose to sweat it out and do their own leaf removal, or pay the kid down the street a few bucks, but in many cases – especially for the elderly, or those with health problems or large lawns – they’re better off calling in the professionals.

Lawn care companies are efficient

Many lawn care companies offer leaf removal services. A common method for cleanup includes mobile vacuuming, in which the lawn care professional runs a powerful machine that removes even the smallest leaf particles from the lawn.

Most lawn care companies typically blow the leaves into piles or to the curb, with a high-powered back pack blowers then vacuum them up, or rakes them onto a tarp and moved to be hauled away on a trailer. Most of the leaves are later recycled for mulch or put into a compost either at the company’s location or at a company that specializes in recycling and composting yard waste.

Another option is to have a lawn care company turn the leaves into fine mulch that can remain on the lawn and provide compost.

Excess leaves can kill grass

Experts say it's important not to let leaves collect on the ground for too long.

Excess leaves on the lawn blocks sunlight and reduces water evaporation, which can cause fungus, mold and disease, These things alone can wipe out a lawn in a year or two, even if it's cleaned up in the spring. Just like anything in life, a healthy lawn can take a hit and bounce back, but a stressed lawn can be sent over the edge with leaves being allowed to sit for a period of time. Letting leaves sit can leave you reseeding in the spring. Wet, decomposing leaves can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. There are also some plant diseases which get cycled back into the plant as the leaves decompose into the soil at the base of the plant,

The majority of customers want to do two cleanups, one before Thanksgiving and one before Christmas, The people who want a perfect lawn do it at least bi-weekly through the fall and winter season.

The biggest benefit to hiring a company is not having to do it yourself, The way your lawn is left in the fall, is how it will look all winter long. Winter can be depressing enough without leaving a piles of leaves laying around. Aside from it looking bad during the winter months, there are a couple of issues that will come the following spring: dead or damaged grass and higher spring cleanup costs.

Credits: Tom Moor who wrote for Angie's List Magazine and the Solution Center. The Indiana University graduate also penned a weekly automotive column.


Welcome to Perfect Lawn Services and Landscaping:

Spring is coming! Old man winter will soon disappear. Now is the time to prepare your lawn & landscaping so you will be able to enjoy them for the length of the summer. 

February, March, and April are the months to focus on clean up/repair, weeding, trimming & pruning, planting, mulching and feeding. Our company has consistently provided these services to our customers for over fifteen years now.

We do all types of property clean up and repair. From residential to commercial, we have the capability to handle all jobs. If you have yard waste or general maintenance we can take care of it. Perhaps you need a fence repaired, dead spots in your lawn repaired, or landscaping that needs sprucing up, from small to large, we will assess the need, and make recommendations to remedy the problem. 

Weeding is very important for healthy growth of flowers, grass, and trees. Taking care of weeds will allow proper feeding and watering to plants and trees. Also, creating a better appearance overall. Twenty-five square feet of grass, not weeds, converts enough carbon dioxide into oxygen for one person a day.

Specific pruning techniques will promote flowering and fruiting stems to form. Trimming and pruning helps to create space, lifts the tree or shrub, and shapes. Late Winter & Early Spring is the perfect time to trim back shrubs & ornamental grass such as monkey grass. While the leaves are still off most deciduous trees and shrubs, spring is the time to find wood damaged from the harshness of winter, and easier to identify areas with crossing growths and disease. 

Many rewards come throughout the summer from planting. Planting bulbs, trees, annuals, perennials, and grass in the spring ensures you will have color and beauty spring through fall. After the winter months feeding is crucial. Winter takes out nutrients that are necessary for healthy growth of plants, trees, and lawns. Feeding helps to put important nutrients, such as nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus back into lacking lawns & plants.

Give us a call at 901.217.LAWN or contact us via email click here and we will be happy to help you with your needs.

Some great services for spring also include: Sod Installation, Aeration/Aerating, Gutter Cleaning, Pressure Washing to Clean Off Winters Grim & Irrigation Start Up.

Here at Perfect Lawn Services we believe in quality service from the ground up. With our experience, know-how and highly trained staff, we are keeping lawn & landscapes looking "Perfect."

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