As we spring into the growing season, now is the perfect time to schedule a full spring cleanup service to set your yard up for success during the warmer months. Here in Alton, IL, it's important to remove all excess debris and leaves from your lawn, prepare your landscape beds with a fresh layer of mulch, and lastly, mow your lawn to complete the cleanup process. Each of these steps provides numerous benefits for your yard. Removing debris from your lawn will give your grass access to the resources it needs to grow, installing a fresh mulch layer will protect your plants as we go into the summer months, and mowing your grass to the correct height will keep your grass healthy and strong. A spring cleanup service will give your yard the best chance to thrive this spring.

Remove debris from your lawn to help your grass grow.

A good spring yard cleanup service begins by removing all the debris and leaves off your lawn. Doing so will provide your lawn with numerous benefits. Excessive debris and leaves can harm your lawn if left alone for extended periods. That's because debris can block sunlight, water, and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass. Removing leaves and debris will eliminate this blockade and help your lawn receive the nutrients and resources it needs to start growing stronger for the warmer months ahead.

Removing excess debris from your lawn is also a great way to keep unwanted pests off your property!

Install a fresh mulch layer to protect your plants.

Landscape bed replenished with mulch in Troy, IL.

Another way to help prepare your yard for the growing season is by installing a fresh mulch layer in your landscape beds. This is especially important as we begin to approach the warmer months when your plants will be under more stress from the heat. Mulch acts as a shield from the sun which helps retain soil moisture and regulate soil temperatures. This means that mulch will protect your plants from drastic temperature changes and will keep them hydrated much longer to help them thrive. Mulch also has the added benefit of acting as a weed suppressor. This is especially crucial as the months get warmer and weeds start germinating. A fresh bed of mulch can help stop those weeds from receiving the sunlight they need to grow and infest your landscape beds.

Mow your grass regularly to keep your lawn healthy.

Freshly mowed lawn with stripe patterns added in Moro, IL.

It's important to make sure your lawn is also regularly mowed to keep it healthy. When your grass is too tall, it can invite pests and diseases onto your lawn. When mowing your lawn, you want to make sure the mowing height is adjusted based on the type of grass you have. Each type of turf has a recommended mowing height, so you want to make sure your grass isn’t cut too short because that can be equally as damaging as letting it grow too long. By mowing your lawn to the correct height, your grass can be healthy enough to stave off diseases while also staying strong enough to tackle the warmer months ahead!

Call us today to schedule our spring yard cleanup service!

Now is the perfect time to help your yard recover from the winter season and to prepare it for the warmer months ahead by scheduling our spring cleanup service. At Element Turf & Outdoor Solutions, LLC, our team will remove excess leaves and debris from your lawn, lay a fresh layer of mulch for your plants, and mow your grass to the correct height to keep your lawn strong and resistant to diseases. We service properties in Alton, Godfrey, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, IL, and nearby areas! Give us a call today at (618) 467-7047 to schedule our spring cleanup services!