How to Declutter and Clean Up Your Yard

One of the primary goals we work with our clients on accomplishing is a property that looks more well put together. A landscape full of loose items, debris, or even leaves cannot reach its full potential. Our standards are extremely high, so when we work on a landscape, the goal is perfection and nothing less. Cleanliness falls high on the list of priorities, as it contributes greatly to the overall perception of your property. Never would you find an award-winning landscape that simply is not clean. However, life often gets in the way, and properties are meant to be used, not just observed. Finding that happy medium of living in, and on your landscape is essential. In order to declutter and clean up your yard, you may need to invest some time or capital. If this is an endeavor you wish to pursue, here is where you need to begin. Remember, a clean yard is a healthy yard.

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General Property Cleanup: Clean Vision

One of the largest drawbacks of having a dirty landscape is the inability to spot potential problems before they spread. It is a good practice to engage in a thorough property cleanup, at the end of the fall, and the beginning of spring. These are the times when a clean slate is most important, and allow you to get back on your feet. Things that may need to be removed include fall leaves recently fallen, loose rocks or mulch, and even random tools or toys. Many of these items are just taking up space, but leaves and rocks can certainly cause harm when left to sit. Rocks are a hazard, and leaves are a breeding ground for disease. No shame in using your landscape, as that is what it is meant for. Do yourself a favor and make cleaning up off your own plate with a professional clean-up by the team at Dream Greener. You never know what may find its way into your yard.

Plant Invaders: Invasive Vegetation and Weeds

While loose debris is only one of the threats looming over your landscape, those are typically dormant in their attack on your yard. More pressing issues are those invasive plant species rampant in the Pittsburgh area. Honeysuckle is a good example, as a great smelling flower that quickly moves into your property and kills off native species. Many broadleaf weeds such as dandelions, cloves, and bull thistle are also keen to make an appearance. Turf weeds are even another looming threat and may be the most worrisome of them all. Nutsedge can look nearly identical to your turf, all the while slowly killing off and replacing your turfgrass. The only surefire way to combat these issues is with active analysis and inspection. This can only happen when your property is cleared of debris, which is why cleanup is so important.

Utilize our Comprehensive Care: Lawn Health

At Dream Greener, we can apply pre-emergent herbicide treatments as part of our lawn health program, as well as post-emergent control options should weeds dare to show their face. Without a landscape professional like us, it will be difficult to deal with these issues on your own. We say this not to scare you, but to inform you of the real dangers your lawn faces. This is why keeping your yard clean and decluttered is so important, especially as we move into the spring season of 2022.

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Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts including licensed arborists, horticulturists, lawn and plant health specialists.  Our licensed and certified staff members have ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care and plant health care, landscape design, installation and maintenance, hardscaping, and snow & ice management.

Our business has grown because of our customers’ word-of-mouth recommendations to family, friends, and neighbors. Our company continues to flourish because we satisfy and delight our customers with levels of service and communication far exceeding the rest of the industry. Contact us today at (412) 835-1035.

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