What is a "Clean Up" and Why Should I Do It?
Whenever you look online for advice, you will find whatever answer you are looking for. Rake your leave, don't rake your leaves. Deadhead your seasonal plants, allow them to decay on their own The bottom line is...... Do what makes you happy. A clean up keeps your lawn and landscaping looking clean and neat. Removing leaves from your lawn keeps the leaf build off of your lawn over the winter months. You will see a quicker lawn green up when Spring gets here. Leaf build up can also attract mice, voles (not moles), snakes, and other nuisances around your lawn and home. Some leaves with decompose, however, most of them will not and you will still have a mess in the Spring.
The same is true for your seasonal plants. Cut them down and you will see a quicker rebound in the Spring. Overall, you will have a nice, clean, tidy appearance over the Winter.
Why Clean Your Gutters?? -
Clogged gutters cause water to overflow and collect around the foundation of your home. During winter months, the moisture can freeze can cause sidewalks and your homes foundation to crack.
Water that backs up in the gutter can also cause moisture damage to the wood in the fascia around your home. When the water backs up in your gutters, it also creates undetected roof leaks that can result in interior damage to walls and ceilings. During winter months, clogged gutters can stop melting roof snow to back up and create roof leaks
The same ill effects of improper gutter drainage can affect property around your home. For example, water that collects on concrete sidewalks and driveways can freeze and, similar to your foundation, will result in cracks and sagging concrete.
The water that pools on this concrete also causes rapid mold and mildew growth during warmer months and ice during colder months. Both of these events result in a slippery hazard for the homeowner and their family. The same runoff can wash away landscaping, cause soil erosion and kill grass and trees due to overwatering.
Cleaning your gutters inside and out on a regular basis can keep your home safe, save you thousands in repair bills and make your home look great.
Fall and Winter Services Generally Include The Following:
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