Fall Commercial Landscaping is a Critical Component to a Healthy Property, and we are the Specialists!
Pugh's Earthworks If you are like most commercial property owners, you have probably got spring and summer on your mind. Who does not love seeing their lawns turn green, or the first flowers of the season bloom? Though they are certainly beautiful, these seasons also bring with them all kinds of lawn care needs—like mowing and watering. But what about fall? As autumn approaches, your lawn will be under attack from a new set of enemies: leaves! That is why it is important to hire Pugh's Earthworks to perform Fall Commercial Landscaping to prepare for this time of year before winter hits. Here are some tips on how to keep your lawn looking good through fall and into winter: Fall Leaf Removal Fall leaf removal is a great time to get rid of dead leaves and debris that may be littering your lawn. Fall leaf removal helps prevent disease and insects, as well as providing a better look for spring. The Pugh's Earthworks team will do this by hand or with the use of a blower, depending on how much work there is. They will use a rake first to remove most of the leaves and then switching over to either a push mower or hand-held blower for cleanup after that. If there is still some stubborn debris left behind after raking, that is why hiring a professional team of Commercial Landscape Technicians like Pugh's Earthworks is so vital to a healthy commercial lawn. Fall Mowing Mow grass at the highest setting. Grass should be mowed frequently, but not too short. The ideal height for the dry season is 3-4 inches. We mow often, but not too short. If we are cutting your lawn every two days instead of once a week or longer, it may be time to adjust our mower settings so that each pass cuts less than an inch off the topsoil and root system--which will help prevent any dead spots from forming in your lawn. We often use a mulching mower to cut your grass. This will reduce the number of clippings left on your lawn, which can help prevent disease and keep it looking healthy. If we are using a bagger attachment, we empty it as soon as possible after mowing so that the bags do not weigh down our mower or get clogged with debris like leaves and twigs. Fall Watering Make sure your lawn is watered regularly. Even if it rains, you should still make sure that your lawn gets the equivalent of one inch of water per week from a sprinkler or hand watering. Water deeply, but infrequently--about once every four days during the summer months. Avoid using any pesticides or herbicides on your lawn unless absolutely necessary. These chemicals can put a serious strain on both the environment and humans who come into contact with them. Use mulch to help keep moisture in the soil around trees and shrubs. The best way to keep your trees and shrubs looking healthy is [...]