Irrigation Ban Effective October 14, 2020
As southwest Fairfield County faces its third drought trigger this fall, Aquarion Water Company, in conjunction with state and local officials, has issued an mandatory irrigation ban for Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, and Westport. Effective immediately, automatic irrigation and hose-end sprinklers are banned, and all Aquarion-issued variances have been revoked. As temperatures cool, these irrigation systems are deemed no longer necessary and should be turned off for the season. For new plantings, hand-held watering, soaker hose, and drip irrigation is still permitted. These restrictions will help ensure adequate water supplies will remain available for everyday needs and our reservoirs will have time to recover for spring.
The importance of proper leaf removal
The colorful leaves of fall add the quintessential beauty of New England to our landscape while in the trees, but can become a problem if they remain on our lawns over the winter months. A thick layer of leaves can smother your grass, creating a barrier that prevents necessary air flow from reaching down to the root system. They may also block the blades of grass from receiving vital water, nutrients, and sunshine to remain healthy until spring. Unattended piles of leaves can become homes for unwanted pests or an invitation for disease to take hold. Gerbert & Sons will professionally tend to all of your fallen leaves to ensure your property stays healthy and looks its best this autumn.
Create your own compost
We strive to recycle all of the organic material we collect from our customers’ properties though composting or brewing to become our beneficial organic tea fertilizer. Many homeowners are looking into backyard composting as a way to become more environmentally friendly and the experts at Gerbert & Sons would love to help you get started. Adding this sustainable practice recycles natural materials like leaves and grass clippings with food waste such as produce scraps and coffee grounds, and turns them into a nutrient rich natural fertilizer. With a bit of attention to keep the pile adequately moist and rotated once a month or so, you will be rewarded with “black gold” to supplement your planting beds come spring.
Contact Gerbert & Sons to ensure your property is professionally cared for throughout the year..