Best Steps To Do A Fall Clean-Up

Doing a fall clean-up is a job that many people do themselves. Other people pay an experienced lawn care company to come out and do it for them. Either way, here are the correct steps to take to make any fall clean-up look professional. 

1. Cut back perennials.

When KG Landscape does our fall clean-ups, we cut back all flowering small plants except grasses. We cut the grasses back in the spring so there is still some winter interest. You can also cut back roses and hydrangeas at this time if they are getting a little scruffy. 

fall clean up blow out leaves2. Blow leaves out of plant beds. 

Blowing out the leaves has a few different benefits. With all the leaves gone, the plant beds in the spring will look fresh and clean when plants come back in. Leaving a lot of debris around plants can stunt their growth. 

fall clean up mulch leaves3. Turn your mower to the mulching setting.

Then mulch the lawn at least 2 times in opposite directions. Mulching the leaves reduces the size of the debris so you don’t have to bag up as often. A standard yard should be able to fit all mulched material into 2 garbage cans instead of 25+ bags of straight leaves. 

fall clean up bag leaves4. Turn your mower to the bagging setting and bag the mulched debris.

Lots of very small pieces of leaves won’t be sucked up and can be left as fertilizer on the lawn. If you have sandy or clay soil, the small leaf pieces are a big boost of organic material so leaving some is not a big deal.

If you don’t like how it looks with some mulch debris left in the lawn, you can simply use a blower to do a final detailed cleanup at the end. 

Hire an experienced lawn care company to do your fall clean-up

KG Landscape is a lawn care and landscape company that knows how to do the job right the first time. We’ve got over 15 years of lawn care and leaf clean-up under our belt and are ready to do them for your home or business. It’s easy to get set up, just give us a call or fill out our quick quote form. We’ll be out to get your lawn looking in tip top shape in no time.