A LONG WINTER’S NAP

As we prepare for our shutdown for the season, we have a few last minute tips for you and your lawn.

Make sure you remove the leaves from your grass! We can’t stress this point enough. Leaves that are left on the property not only invite diseases like snow mold and brown patch, but critters tend to make their homes in them. If you need help with your cleanup, call us!


ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CLEANUP BY THE 855-RILAWNS CREWS

Shut down your sprinklers. Have your irrigation system drained by a professional so you’ll be ready for spring. If you have hoses, make sure to drain and coil them for storage.

Check your gutters and downspouts. Make sure all are clear to prevent overflow and roof damage. Don’t feel comfortable on that ladder? We have the tools to make the job quick and easy.

Don’t forget the birds! Fill your feeders and take care of our feathered friends. Drain your birdbath to prevent damage or consider a heated model so they have water all winter long.

Mark your lawn to avoid plow damage. When we have a heavy snow (and we always have one!) we can’t always tell where the lawn ends and the driveway begins. If you have the area plowed or even use a snowblower, consider adding stakes to avoid tearing up the grass. If the ground is frozen, use a hammer to drive a screwdriver into the area to create a pilot hole.

Consider buying a generator. We were very lucky this hurricane season but winter storms can bring power outages as well. If you have electric heat it is vital to have a backup plan. If you have a generator, test it!

Be especially careful with fire. Do you have a fireplace or wood stove? Make sure you empty the ash in a proper ash can and move outside, far from your home. To be safe, assume there are smoldering embers in that ash can and place in a clear area of your yard. Keep away from dried leaves and firewood.

Thank you from all of us. We are so grateful for all our customers and look forward to working with you in 2020!

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