While cleaning up your yard in the fall will benefit its aesthetic, it does more than that - it also improves the overall health of your lawn and landscape before winter arrives here in Virginia! After all, debris and leaves can smother your grass and plants by blocking resources from reaching them, so removing any build-up is crucial to prevent this from happening. Additionally, trimming and pruning your shrubs will ensure that they are in good condition and optimal health in time for dormancy. Weeds are another issue since they steal vital nutrients from your plants, so removing them from your landscape beds this fall will keep them from causing any more problems.

Removing debris and leaves will ensure your yard can get the resources it needs this fall.

Leaves, sticks, twigs, and other debris can pile up in your yard throughout the year, smothering your grass and plants by blocking essential resources, such as sunlight, water, and air, from reaching them. As a result, it can negatively impact their health, which is the last thing they need before winter. Because of this, removing any debris and leaf build-up from your lawn and landscape this fall is crucial for ensuring this doesn't happen and they can get the resources they need to prepare for dormancy.

Trimming and pruning your shrubs this fall will get them in good condition for winter.

Another necessary fall maintenance task is trimming and pruning your shrubs. Trimming involves cutting back stray, overgrown branches and foliage to maintain their shape and appearance. On the other hand, pruning involves removing dead, damaged, diseased, or insect-infested parts to prevent those issues from spreading to other areas of your plants, plus bolster new, healthier, fuller growth. Trimming and pruning your shrubs this fall will ensure they're in good shape and optimal health before the winter season sets in. That way, they are better equipped to endure the stressful conditions and survive until the following spring.

Removing weeds from your landscape this fall will benefit the health of your plants.

Weeds are a nuisance, sprouting in your landscape beds and stealing vital nutrients away from your plants for themselves; this can hinder their overall health, leaving them weak and susceptible to winter stress. Fortunately, removing any weeds from your landscape this fall will ensure that doesn't happen! Without these pesky nutrient thieves causing problems, your plants don't have to compete with them, meaning it can benefit their overall health by allowing them to maximize available nutrients to prepare for winter dormancy.

Adding mulch to your landscape beds this fall will suppress weed growth, retain moisture, and regulate the soil temperature to protect your plants during winter.

Call Us Today to Sign Up for Our Fall Yard Cleanup Service

At Hambleton Lawn & Landscape, we understand that cleaning up your yard in the fall does more than make it look manicured and pristine - it also ensures it's at its best in preparation for winter. With our fall yard cleanup service, that's just what we'll do! Our team will perform various tasks, such as cleaning up debris and leaves, trimming and pruning your shrubs, and removing weeds from your landscape beds. While you can schedule this service throughout the fall season, it commonly starts picking up around December, when yards tend to look worse for wear. Either way, you can rest assured that we'll get everything spic and span so that it looks great and benefits the health of your lawn and landscape!

We offer our fall yard cleanup service to residential property owners in Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, and throughout the surrounding areas in Virginia. Call us today at (703) 532-4911 to sign up and prepare your lawn and landscape for the winter!