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Spring Cleanup Information

Complete Spring Cleanup Services For Your Home Or Business

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When spring arrives, plants begin to wake up from their winter slumber, and start to grow anew. A healthy summer lawn starts with spring lawn maintenance. Why? Well, winter can alter soil pH, compact the soil, and create conditions conducive to weeds and disease. That’s why it’s crucial to properly clean, fertilize and mow your yard early in the season.

What can you do when winter's receding snow reveals bare spots, invasive plants, and other problems with your patch of green? The best thing to do is enlist the help of landscaping professionals and secure quality spring cleanup services. DeRosa Landscaping is proud to provide complete spring cleanup solutions for both residential and commercial properties. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about our spring cleanup services.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spring Cleanup

What does spring cleanup consist of?

Spring cleanups usually consist of removing all debris, trash, sticks, and leaves left over from the harsh winter months. Our spring cleanup process involves the following:

  1. We rake out all plant beds and prune any plant varieties that need pruning at this time. 
  2. All plant beds get a clean three to five-inch deep edge to hold mulch in the beds. 
  3. All material is removed off-site and disposed of in a composting facility.

Contact DeRosa Landscaping to learn more about our spring cleanups and discuss how your lawn can benefit from our services. We're here to help.

Is pruning plants in the spring a necessity?

Pruning your plants in the spring helps prepare them for new growth. After plants remain dormant in the cold winter months, they reemerge in the spring months as the weather warms up. That's why spring is a great time for pruning because it helps encourage the flowering of new plants and the health and growth of existing plants.

Can debris in your yard destroy your grass?

The accumulation of debris throughout your yard can cause a variety of problems. When a layer of excess debris, or thatch, gathers on your lawn, the soil and the roots don't have access to the sunlight and nutrients they need to survive. The process of dethatching helps protect your yard by removing this accumulated debris.

Dethatching removes weeds, thatch, and unwanted material from the turf, leaving you with a fresh canvas. Our dethatching process involves a two-step sequence, where diagonal passes across the lawn optimize thatch removal. This process removes heavy excess thatch from the top of grass roots, and the collected material is taken off-site to a composting facility.

How important is proper spring cleanup?

Proper spring cleanup is essential to the continued health and growth of your lawn. Along with dethatching services, our spring cleanup solutions involve edging beds and mulching to keep your turf in good shape:

  • Edging Beds -This process cleans edges around your property to define different areas and allow transitions from lawns to plant beds to walkways. A well-defined edge keeps mulch in and water runoff from damaging turf areas. 
  • Mulching – We use organic mulch to act as a shield from insects and diseases. Our mulch is hand selected and brought in for resale to our customers from Northern Maine and Canada. Our mulch is triple ground and is true bark mulch, decomposing and giving nutrients back to the plants.

Our spring cleanups benefit your property and take care of heavy thatch buildup from winter sticks, debris, and leaves. Spring cleanups address dead spots in lawns, removing unhealthy grass and leaving you only with a lush, green lawn. We rake down plant beds, and plant crowns are exposed to allow maximum breathability to your plants, which is a major reason for plant disease.

If you're interested in securing spring cleanup services, contact DeRosa Landscaping today. Our family-owned-and-operated company provides quality landscaping solutions that leave your yard looking and feeling as beautiful as ever.

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