While the seasonal changes on Long Island are often dramatic and exciting, the aftermath could negatively affect both your landscaping and your lawn’s overall health. Leaf litter, excess debris, and other types of organic materials can have negative effects if they aren’t cleaned up promptly.
Removing them in a timely manner will also help reduce the likelihood of soil chemistry changes, turf dead spots, and disease that affect plants and trees. Some of these materials can harbor harmful mold spores that could endanger your health, as well as the health of your family and any pets.
Spring Clean Up and Garden Preparation
- Winter debris will be removed from lawn areas, shrub and garden beds, walkways, driveways, patios, decks and tennis courts.
- Edge and weed existing shrub beds, rake the driveway, mow the lawn, cut back and fertilize all perennials as needed.
- Fertilize ornamental trees and shrubs with natural organic fertilizers and supplements to promote early blossoms and improve the overall vigor and health.
- Weed, edge and fine rake rose beds. Roses will be pruned of all dead wood, shaped and fertilized to allow for optimal growth and healthy roses throughout the season.
Fall Clean Up and Winterization
- All fall debris will be removed from lawn areas, shrub beds, walkways, and driveways. This will help prevent excessive damage from winter weather and give early spring growth an advantage by permitting easier emergence.
- All herbaceous plant material will be cut back.
- Ornamental trees and shrubs are fertilized with organic fertilizers and supplements to alleviate the stress created by summer heat and help withstand the harsh winter conditions.
- If needed, the lawn will also be cut at this time and driveway will be raked.