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Why Your Northern Alabama Lawn Needs a Fall Cleanup

Why Your Northern Alabama Lawn Needs a Fall Cleanup

The start of autumn means winter weather isn’t far behind. Cold and freezing temperatures can have a devastating effect on grass and plant life—when cold weather sets in and ice forms, grass blades and plants become stiff and easily breakable. The best way to beat the winter months is to prepare your lawn in the fall. Preparing your lawn for winter can include such services as mulch installation, landscape trimming, and debris and leaf removal, and there are several reasons why this is important.

Here are some reasons why fall lawn cleanups in northern Alabama and surrounding areas, including Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Lexington, are imperative in preparation for winter.

Weakened grass and landscape plants can be damaged by cold weather.

Leafy plants evaporate water back into the atmosphere through their leaves. In order to retain water during the winter months, plants and trees shed their leaves in the fall, which leads to organic lawn buildup. In a yard covered in sticks and leaves, grass becomes weakened and is more susceptible to the damaging effects of winter weather. Weakened lawns are also not as capable of fighting off insect infestations or lawn diseases. The best way to prepare your lawn for winter is to strengthen it in the fall before it’s too late.

Nutrient-rich grass is more sustainable during winter.

So, we know that accumulated yard debris weakens the grass and makes it more vulnerable to cold...

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