Fall foliage – beautiful in the trees but not on your lawn
After the brilliant autumn display of our gorgeous New England landscape has peaked, it’s time to get busy removing these fallen leaves from your lawn and planting beds. While stunning on their branches, once on the ground they become unsightly and can pose a threat to your yard’s health. Left unattended for too long, leaves can harm your grass and ornamental plants by blocking vital sunlight and hindering water evaporation. They blow around and begin to gather in drifts and piles around your property, providing the ideal conditions for mold, fungus, and other threats to settle in for the winter and create issues that will need treating next spring.
Also, those falling leaves can find their way into your gutters, potentially blocking your downspouts and leading to ice dams and other cold weather water damage. Once your gutters have been cleared, we can inspect for any leaks and make repairs before the freeze of winter sets in. Have Gerbert & Sons’ experts provide a complete fall lawn clean-up of leaves, twigs and branches, along with a gutter cleaning, to ensure your property and home are prepared for the cold weather around the corner.
It’s a wrap!
Last year our area experienced damage to many shrubs and trees from the combined power of winter’s precipitation and wind. Branches of many trees, especially upright evergreens, were severely bent and permanently deformed from the burden of heavy snow and ice, along with the effects of strong winds. One defense against this threat is to have us professionally guard your vulnerable shrubs and trees with a protective layer of burlap wrap, to help maintain their shape and health throughout the winter months. This burlap wrap also wards off hungry deer from snacking on these trees, especially any new, young plantings that are so appealing.
Give Gerbert & Sons a call to schedule your fall clean-up appointment to ready your property for the winter weather that will visit us soon. (203) 324-3817.